Patients facing addiction aren't from another planet - they're our parents, our siblings, our neighbors, and our friends.
Sometimes, stepping into a new professional role takes longer than expected.
The sleep concerns of female patients are often diagnosed as depression rather than obstructive sleep apnea, leading to increased risks for certain diseases.
When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.
A form of male birth control called Vasalgel, which works by injecting a polymer gel into the vas deferens, is being developed in the United States.
Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.
Patients who are sedentary, obese, or smokers have an increased risk of developing restless leg syndrome.
Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
A national push to decrease opioid prescription rates has not led to a net decrease in overdose deaths. Has progress been made?
Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.
As the PA profession continues to grow, the NCCPA looks to the future with new recertification guidelines.
Although people who sleepwalk may injure themselves, they often do not feel pain until they are awake.
The AAPA has again proposed calling physician assistants PAs despite pushback from the House of Delegates.
A new study found that dietary intake of fiber, saturated fats, and carbohydrates can influence sleep quality.
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.