Clinicians should trust their intuition when a patient's injuries don't match up with their story.
The Mallampati score is a simple, quick test that can be a good predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.
For clinicians who struggle with substance abuse and other mental health problems, impaired provider programs offer a safe, supportive space where they can recover.
When patients present with concerning behavior, an explanation of patient-provider confidentiality can help clinicians provide effective treatment more quickly.
A growing number of adults in the United States are not getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.
In the wake of mass shootings, the issue of gun control continues to divide the AAPA House of Delegates regarding the organization's policies.
The patient flow may slow down during the holidays, but some people come to the emergency department for more than just physical reasons.
Look for symptoms like headaches, daytime sleepiness, and forgetfulness when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea.
Using the correct names for parts of the reproductive system can lead to better knowledge and care of the body.
In sleep studies, a partner's report of the patient's symptoms can be invaluable, but what if they're lying?
Clinicians should communicate thoroughly with patients to ensure their injuries will heal properly based on their lifestyle.
For patients who are reluctant to make changes, try motivational interviewing to help them set goals.
Experiencing the grief of losing someone to suicide can bring a new perspective on the importance of suicide prevention resources.
While many pregnant patients have reservations about pitocin, it has many benefits for labor when administered correctly.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
For patients who are gaining weight seemingly without cause, consider sleep-related eating disorders for a diagnosis.
The NYSSPA conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. offered several panels addressing racial health disparities in a quaint location.
Patients can be preoccupied with titles even when they do not correspond to more experience.
Providers should consider both medical ethics and scientific evidence when parents want to delay the vaccine schedule for their child.
A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.