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Is it time to leave the AAPA?

Is it time to leave the AAPA?

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A growing disconnect between membership and leadership on several issues is prompting many physician assistants to question their support.

Twitter useful for vaccine education

Twitter useful for vaccine education

Most medical information shared on Twitter is from substantiated, professional sources.

Most clinicians not trained to ID medication nonadherence

Most clinicians not trained to ID medication nonadherence

Approximately 30% to 50% of U.S adults do not adhere to long-term medications.

Clinician satisfaction with EHRs down

Clinician satisfaction with EHRs down

Overall, clinicians were less satisfied with the ability of EHRs to improve care and with ease of use in 2012 versus 2010.

Is playing matchmaker fair game in healthcare?

Is playing matchmaker fair game in healthcare?

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Answering friends' inquiries about another practitioner's professional reputation can be uncomfortable.

State medical boards trying to limit who can be called "Doctor"

State medical boards trying to limit who can be called "Doctor"

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Advanced practice nurses are unfairly targeted by laws that could make it a felony for nonphysicians to introduce themselves as "Dr."

Antibiotic overuse must be avoided

Antibiotic overuse must be avoided

How can I avoid unnecessary antibiotic use while still satisfying my patients?

Experts recommend 10 patient safety strategies for healthcare providers

Experts recommend 10 patient safety strategies for healthcare providers

An expert panel is strongly encouraging the immediate adoption of evidence-based strategies to reduce infections and improve patient safety.

Desperation leads patients online for Rx meds

Desperation leads patients online for Rx meds

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Clinicians must carefully question our patients about the source of their prescription drugs to make sure they are obtaining these products from legitimate sources.

Sequestration hits Medicare, U.S. health agencies

Sequestration hits Medicare, U.S. health agencies

Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse.

The trouble with finding a preceptor

The trouble with finding a preceptor

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The demand for qualified nurse practitioners to precept students is outpacing supply. How can we change this?

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