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Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.

A History of Race and the Emerging Role of Genetics in Primary Care

A History of Race and the Emerging Role of Genetics in Primary Care

In 2003, the Human Genome Project became the culmination of the history of genetics research, allowing us to understand the role of genetics in human health and disease. As part of The Clinical Advisor's 20th Anniversary, this article explores the influence of race and genetics in clinical practice.

Preventive Care Use Lower When Eligible Services Are Higher

Preventive Care Use Lower When Eligible Services Are Higher

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The rate of preventive care use is lower when the number of guideline-recommended services is higher, and prioritizing recommendations may improve use of high-value services.

When Prejudice Influences Patient Care

When Prejudice Influences Patient Care

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Although clinicians must treat every patient, regardless of their illness or their past, circumstances may influence the emotional connection a care provider establishes.

Preprofessional Program After High School Beneficial for PA Students

Preprofessional Program After High School Beneficial for PA Students

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Students who enter a preprofessional program directly after high school may be successful in PA school with structure, guidance, and mentorship.

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

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There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

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The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.

Geriatric Workforce Shortage Creates Opportunities for PAs

Geriatric Workforce Shortage Creates Opportunities for PAs

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The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.

Increased Collaboration, Shared Decision Making Beneficial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Increased Collaboration, Shared Decision Making Beneficial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Patients with T2DM adhere better to self-management behaviors and may experience greater treatment satisfaction if they have increased collaboration and shared decision making with an advanced care provider.

New PA Programs and Their Effect on Established Medical Institutions

New PA Programs and Their Effect on Established Medical Institutions

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Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.

AAPA's House of Delegates Votes to Investigate Changing Physician Assistant Title

AAPA's House of Delegates Votes to Investigate Changing Physician Assistant Title

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Members of the AAPA's House of Delegates voted to investigate the feasibility of changing the physician assistant title, as well as collaborate on potential alternatives that better reflect modern PA practice.

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

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Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.

PAs Improving in Providing Dental Health Care

PAs Improving in Providing Dental Health Care

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Educating certified PAs to incorporate oral health as an important addition to health care can help bring quality care to more patients with dental needs.

Optimal Team Practice: A Survey of Physician Opinions

Optimal Team Practice: A Survey of Physician Opinions

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In 2017, the AMA declared its opposition to autonomous PA regulatory boards and PA practice without physician supervision, but physicians' opinions on OTP policy have been largely unknown.

A Model for Nurse Practitioner-Physician Comanagement

A Model for Nurse Practitioner-Physician Comanagement

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Nurse practitioner and physician comanagement in primary care has 3 vital attributes: effective communication; mutual respect and trust; and clinical alignment, also known as a shared philosophy of care.

Caucasian, First-Year PA Students Have Lower Levels of Perceived Cultural Competence

Caucasian, First-Year PA Students Have Lower Levels of Perceived Cultural Competence

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Caucasian students and first-year students have lower levels of perceived cultural competence, and these students believe that they were moderately or well prepared to care for diverse patient populations.

Opioid Education Program Boosts PA Students' Confidence in Providing Patient Care

Opioid Education Program Boosts PA Students' Confidence in Providing Patient Care

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PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.

Naloxone Training Beneficial for PA Students

Naloxone Training Beneficial for PA Students

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Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Update for the Primary Care Clinician

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Update for the Primary Care Clinician

Patients with ALS require multidisciplinary care and rehabilitative interventions; maximizing independent function and quality of life are the goals.

Rheumatology Curriculum Outline Aims to Train and Integrate NPs and PAs

Rheumatology Curriculum Outline Aims to Train and Integrate NPs and PAs

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The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.

PAs Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma Compared With Dermatologists

PAs Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma Compared With Dermatologists

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Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants perform more skin biopsies but detect fewer melanomas.

eConsult in Primary Care: Clinicians Surveyed About the Pros and Cons

eConsult in Primary Care: Clinicians Surveyed About the Pros and Cons

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Implementing an electronic consult system for specialty requests in safety-net health systems is associated with improved specialty care access but creates new challenges for primary care practitioners.

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

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The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Alcohol-related Nurse Care Ineffective in Heavy Drinkers

Alcohol-related Nurse Care Ineffective in Heavy Drinkers

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CHOICE intervention for patients with high risk for alcohol use disorder may not reduce heavy drinking or associated problems.

Early Care Transitions Beneficial for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Early Care Transitions Beneficial for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

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A diabetes transition registry may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes plan and prepare for independent adult care.

Pediatric Cancer Treatment and School Attendance: Lack of Consensus Remains

Pediatric Cancer Treatment and School Attendance: Lack of Consensus Remains

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School attendance or daycare for immunosuppressed pediatric cancer patients remains a topic of uncertainty for many clinicians.

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

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Standardizing postpartum depression screening in the ambulatory pediatric setting coupled with implementing a referral algorithm and referral guide can help more PPD cases be identified, further evaluated, and treated.

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

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Implementing mental health services early on in pediatric oncology patients has significant benefits, as managing such distress before symptom severity worsens creates better short- and long-term outcomes.

Smoking Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Pulmonology Clinics

Smoking Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Pulmonology Clinics

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Adaption of processes in pediatric pulmonology clinics that may eliminate tobacco use and exposure will help with decreasing medical expenses and hospital admissions for illnesses that can be triggered from smoke exposure.

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