Current surgical and prescribing practices may have a hand in exacerbating the nation's burgeoning opioid epidemic.
We are still not sure why we dream, but many patients are still curious about their significance.
Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.
The Mitrofanoff procedure is a simple yet ingenious concept that creates a passageway for the easy removal of urine in patients who self-catheterize.
The House of Delegates discussed the recertification process for PAs and the future of the PA profession.
A traumatic brain injury can change physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, which can include changes in the patient's sleeping patterns.
Individuals with catathrenia experience a moaning, groaning, or high-pitched squeak during sleep.
Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
Incorporating new technology in medical practices to manage outpatient medical records can sometimes be a challenge.
Patients who experience sleep paralysis may find themselves unable to move or speak and may have difficulty taking a deep breath.
"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.
Many patients experience ongoing issues with nightmares or night terrors.
Parasomnias are undesirable physical or experiential events that occur during sleep as movements, emotions, perceptions, and dreams.
Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.
A physician assistant's stay in the hospital provides a new perspective of a patient's experience in the emergency department.
Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.
Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.
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 AAPA is moving forward with its push to eliminate the formal relationship between physicians and PAs.