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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.

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.

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.

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.

Managing pain in primary care

Managing pain in primary care

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

Commentary

Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

What is the future of health care under President Trump?

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

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