The National Psoriasis Foundation has awarded grants and fellowships to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Greater impact of daily stressors, behavioral problems and worry about the future associated with more difficulty adapting.
Despite being the leading cause of mental retardation and disability in children, there are currently no national public awareness campaigns on CMV.
Coordinating with a cancer survivor's oncology team and understanding the survivorship plan can help ease care transitions.
A reduction in weight and glycohemoglobin was seen in patients that completed a diabetes prevention course.
Drug screening, risk stratification and pharmacogenetic testing should be used to guide prescribing habits.
With a dwindling number of practicing allergists, primary-care clinicians should be prepared to identify and treat allergic conditions.
Better care coordination may help reduce patient complications and length of stay.
Mentors, infrastructure and reward system are essential components in successfully transitioning existing health care models to evidence-based practice.
More orphan drugs approved in recent years are filling the need for treating rare disease and medical conditions.
Prepare, probe and propose when discussing terms of employment.
After launching a phone reminder program, Medicare recipients' PPSV immunization rates increased more than 25%.
Consider the evidence base and recommend probiotics on a case-by-case basis.
About 20 million new STIs are diagnosed each year in the United States, with half occurring in young people aged 15 to 25 years.
Only 21% of female and 6% of male domestic abuse victims inform a healthcare provider.
Diabetes costs exceed $254 billion annually, with 18% of expenses attributable to complications.
Federal and state legislation aimed at boosting primary care infrastructure is aiding nurse practitioner progress.
Only about one-third of the coronary plaque detected showed calcification.
Offering specific recommendations may be more beneficial to patients than food plate/pyramid nutritional guidelines.
Changes in the Affordable Care Act place greater emphasis on preventive medicine in primary care.
Introducing a single full-time orthopedic trained PA in the hospital setting benefited patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.
Having open patient-centric conversations can help redirect focus and encourage cooperation in health-care settings.
Advanced practice practitioners covered the majority of direct, first-line care at four Seattle facilities.
Since 2006, the CDC has recommended all patients aged 13 to 64 years be screened for HIV regardless of risk factors.
Following several procedures can help prevent HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection after accidental exposures.
Approximately 23% of adults and 5% to 10% of children complain of treatment-resistant chronic recurring headaches.
A standard-of-care toolkit can help educate patients about PPD, increase diagnosis rates.
More than 90% of American adults and children fall short of the daily recommendations for fiber intake.
These simple tricks can help clinicians start their career on the right foot.
Although PAs are less likely to be sued than physicians, they still need to be cautious when it comes to avoiding malpractice suits.
Misconceptions about PAs highlight the need to educate physicians about PAs' roles in primary-care practice.
Distinguished surgeon Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, saluted physician assistants during the opening session at the AAPA 2014 meeting.
Advocacy efforts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs led to more autonomy for physician assistants.
Her advocacy efforts have helped earn physician assistants specializing in nephrology reimbursement at 100% of the Medicare rate.
As human papilloma virus-associated oropharyngeal cancers become more prevalent, clinicians should discuss risks with patients.
Women with HIV face specific health obstacles that can lead to suboptimal disease management.
Chemical contamination, community disruption and negative psychological effects among health problems associated with hydraulic fracturing.
Protocols related to physician oversight and regulations on prescribing controlled substances lead concerns among independent NPs.
Overweight children experienced significant reductions in waist circumference.
The AANP's vice president of state government affairs offers tips for making sure your voice is heard in Congress.
NP's holistic approach to medicine is optimal for reaching members of faith-based communities.
Unnecessary regulatory oversight unfairly limits NP scope of practice and may jeopardize patient safety and health outcomes.
Rigorous smoking cessation counseling models can be effective in certain clinical settings.
AANP and the Health Monitor Network recognize Christine L. Nell-Dybdahl, NP-C, MPH, MSN, of the Emory Center for Heart Disease and Prevention.
Retail clinics expand access to healthcare, but may have trouble retaining a qualified NP workforce.
Faculty practice models help advanced practice nurses achieve teaching, service and research goals, while enhancing the student experience.
A depression screening tool is cost and time effective and has been shown to make a positive impact on the management of DM in the outpatient setting.
NPs must be prepared to protect their patients from opioid risks, as well as themselves from potential litigation.
Loretta Ford, PNP, FAAN, and Jan Towers, PhD, NP-C, discuss the history and future of the nurse practitioner profession with the broadcasting icon.
More than 46,000 nurse practitioners make up one unified national American Association of Nurse Practitioners.