Read these tips that could help patients improve their sleep hygiene.
Socioeconomically disadvantaged children have a higher rate of sleep difficulties than children from high-income households.
Using powder makeup containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
An FNP reflects on the lessons he has learned in practice throughout the year.
Patients increase their chances of carbon monoxide exposure during the winter months.
Dreaming may allow us to learn and process emotional issues while we sleep.
Citizen responders assess and comfort patients in the aftermath of a car accident.
Lidocaine patches may be effective for patients who are in pain but are looking to avoid drugs that could be addictive.
Lack of sleep may be one reason for the increase in diabetes in the United States.
Commenting about patient behaviors on Facebook is becoming a common practice among clinicians.
Prescription drug monitoring programs allow prescribers to perform a statewide search to determine when a patient last had a controlled substance prescribed.
Melatonin has few side effects and could be a good alternative for those suffering from insomnia.
Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of a physical exam.
If used appropriately, caffeine can help medical personnel stay alert throughout the day.
Activity trackers may help transfusion-dependent patients estimate hemoglobin levels.
Treating patients at high risk of an STI before the culture results are available could lead to overtreatment.
Many physician assistants come to the profession after working as certified athletic trainers.
Alternative anesthetics can be used for patients who have a lidocaine allergy.
When clinicians write informal prescriptions, their supervising physicians may also suffer the consequences.
Some patients may be reluctant to seek care after sustaining an injury.