AAPA 2011 Coverage

AAPA 2011

Most clinicians fail to counsel pregnant patients about smoking risks

Although data have shown that health care providers can have a positive influence on patient knowledge about the negative effects of smoking during pregnancy, many clinicians are not counseling their male and female patients about these risks, research presented during a poster presentation at the 39th American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Meeting indicate.

Sleep disorders prevalent in U.S. women

Around 60% of women are tired during the day. A presenter at the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ 39th Annual PA Meeting spoke about the causes and offered clinicians tips for treating patients with sleep disorders.

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