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The Waiting Room The CVS/Aetna merger and the future of primary care

The CVS/Aetna merger and the future of primary care

Both CVS and Aetna care deeply about the prices of pharmaceuticals, but they are hoping to maximize company profits, not consumer savings.

The Waiting Room Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

The Waiting Room You tell me, you're the PA!

You tell me, you're the PA!

PAs should always keep in mind the sacred responsibility of the job: the knowledge to know what to do for our patients, and when and how to do it.

The Waiting Room It's going to be a bad day: How to care for a non-compliant patient

It's going to be a bad day: How to care for a non-compliant patient

NP's take the time to listen and understand what the patient wants or is thinking, even if that means performing multimodal therapy.

The Waiting Room Managing pain in primary care

Managing pain in primary care

A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.

The Waiting Room Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.

The Waiting Room Where's the databank of biased providers?

Where's the databank of biased providers?

A national databank is necessary and would include names of medical providers who have publicly expressed opinions indicating biases about certain populations.

The Waiting Room AAPA: Stemming the rise in obesity through effective care delivery

AAPA: Stemming the rise in obesity through effective care delivery

Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.

The Waiting Room Dermographism: Writing on the skin

Dermographism: Writing on the skin

The cause of dermographic urticaria is unknown, but appears to be related to a mast cell abnormality and is probably autoimmune in nature.

The Waiting Room Are your colleagues continuing to perform unnecessary arthroscopies?

Are your colleagues continuing to perform unnecessary arthroscopies?

Unknown knowns are ideas that we're aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit to ourselves.

The Waiting Room When patients need services that don't exist

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

The Waiting Room Binge watching TV and its effects on sleep

Binge watching TV and its effects on sleep

Recent evidence has shown that binge watching television could lead to poor sleep.

The Waiting Room Please stop filming me: Smartphones in the emergency department

Please stop filming me: Smartphones in the emergency department

A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.

The Waiting Room Treating patients with a fracture: Engage an expert

Treating patients with a fracture: Engage an expert

It is essential for healthcare professionals to collaborate with other experts from all specialty areas.

The Waiting Room The role of prescription habits in the opioid epidemic

The role of prescription habits in the opioid epidemic

Current surgical and prescribing practices may have a hand in exacerbating the nation's burgeoning opioid epidemic.

The Waiting Room What do my dreams mean?

What do my dreams mean?

We are still not sure why we dream, but many patients are still curious about their significance.

The Waiting Room The flu vaccine's influence on public health

The flu vaccine's influence on public health

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 Waiting Room Small procedures, lasting impact

Small procedures, lasting impact

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 Waiting Room A look back at the AAPA 2017 House of Delegates meeting

A look back at the AAPA 2017 House of Delegates meeting

The House of Delegates discussed the recertification process for PAs and the future of the PA profession.

The Waiting Room Sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury

Sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury can change physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, which can include changes in the patient's sleeping patterns.

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