To reduce the discomfort or pain of vaccinations, apply firm, but comfortable, pressure on the intended site for 30 seconds.
Consider using topical ethyl chloride before the use of anesthesia when working with infected skin.
Referring to infants as "addicted" to opiates is clinically incorrect and creates stigma surrounding treatment.
The Department of Transportation's new physical examination requirement helps employees quit smoking.
The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy may not outweigh the intensive training and medical costs associated with the treatment.
When diagnosing the cause of chronic abdominal pain, a more specific history and a broad consideration of causes can help with diagnosis.
Doctors should start a dialogue about advance directives upon a patient's first visit to help them make decisions regarding their health care.
I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.
Always, always hand the speculum to a woman who has come in for her first pelvic exam, and allow her to check it out.
I requested from our EMR [electronic medical record] provider the ability to add a "sticky note" to our client records.
After consulting a neurologist, the nurse practitioner determined a diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder.
The risks of HRT have received so much attention that its benefits have been largely overlooked.
NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.
A women presenting with eye pain and photo sensitivity was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.
A 51-year-old woman with chronic vulvar itching was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.
An older male patient started antidepressants for neuropathy pain but developed hyponatremia as a result.
A gluten-free diet alleviated a patient's fatigue, brain fog, bloating, and constipation.
Medical professionals need to keep in mind that e-mail etiquette can affect their reputation.
A woman complaining of seeing yellow lights is diagnosed with digoxin toxicity.
A man, aged 56, presented with complaints about episodes of vertigo and disabling headaches.