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When the PA becomes the patient

When the PA becomes the patient

A physician assistant's stay in the hospital provides a new perspective of a patient's experience in the emergency department.

When a young friend overdoses

When a young friend overdoses

Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.

Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders

Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders

Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.

Counseling patients about annual Pap smears

Counseling patients about annual Pap smears

Counseling patients on the difference between a Pap smear and a pelvic exam will help them realize the importance of following up with a gynecologist for an annual visit.

The future of PA practice authority

The future of PA practice authority

The AAPA is moving forward with its push to eliminate the formal relationship between physicians and PAs.

Commentary

What is the future of health care under President Trump?

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

Recertifying from inactive status

For the APN who is recertifying, it is important to establish relationships with other APNs at the local and national level.

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