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Restless leg syndrome is one of the most difficult sleep disorders to manage.
Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.
REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.
Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.
Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.
Blogging has become a powerful tool for physicians to share their expertise, build better relationships with their patients, and make connections online.
Some of the most memorable moments in medical practice are the times when a patient and clinician can chit-chat like friends.
Both CVS and Aetna care deeply about the prices of pharmaceuticals, but they are hoping to maximize company profits, not consumer savings.
NP's take the time to listen and understand what the patient wants or is thinking, even if that means performing multimodal therapy.
A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.
Three health care clinicians discuss the advantages and disadvantages of repealing the Affordable Care Act and how the change would impact their practice.
Applying necessary lifestyle changes as well as incorporating pharmaceutical drugs will improve diabetes in patients compared to drugs alone.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.
Treating lacerations properly requires benzoin, Steri-Strips, and a Dermabond to cover.
Converting pounds to kilograms in your head is easier than you think.
Interventional pain specialists can work together with primary care providers to provide the best care for patients managing chronic pain.
The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.
Encourage patients to determine the validity of outside sources for medical advice.
Teaching patients to practice good sleep hygiene can help them get the correct amount of sleep.
Clinicians should re-examine their bias against obese and overweight patients.
Educating patients about Lyme disease can help avoid unnecessary appointments and testing.
Primary care providers and physicians should address advanced care planning with their patients.
Health care professionals, like patients, can often jump to the worst conclusions when making a diagnosis.
Nurse practitioners continue to fight for full practice authority in all 50 states.
Although an average of 8 hours is recommended, people may need to sleep more or less than that.
Physician assistants can help fulfill this demand as the need for health care grows.
Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.
Becoming a parent can provide a new perspective for health care providers working in pediatrics.
Primary-care providers should try to ease pediatric patients' anxiety about needles by preparing them for what to expect.
Head lice cases peak in September and January in schools, and treatment can be difficult.
Take a minute to appreciate the many health care providers who care for patients with a smile during the holidays.
Although technology might have weakened the idea that verbal patient hand-offs are important, such exchanges remain key to patient care.
Patients who may be impaired by their medications or sleep disorders have a higher risk of fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Prevention of burnout is the key to avoiding its harmful consequences.
Health practitioners need to be prepared, and help prepare patients for end-of-life discussions.
Paying attention to patients' instincts is important, but clinicians should be aware appropriate ways to say "No" to a demanding patient.
On the surface, the emergence of so-called "retail medicine" fills a niche. In reality, the concept may be more controversial.
Dental care is often cited among the greatest unmet health need of children. Primary care providers can help solve this problem.
Clinicians must carefully question our patients about the source of their prescription drugs to make sure they are obtaining these products from legitimate sources.
It seems everyone wants a solution to the primary-care doctor shortage, but few are really interested in significant change when it affects them.
Understand the pros and cons of social media before establishing accounts for your practice with these useful tips.
About 34% of consumers in a 2012 survey reported using social media to search for health information.
One day health-care providers will wonder how we could have possibly ever gotten by without EHRs.
Is it a good thing or a bad thing when laypeople are able to order their own genetic profiles and interpret their own results?
Despite the positive inroads and contributions that physician assistants and nurse practitioners have made over the past decades, we still face professional opposition.
Just 8% of participants in a study assessing how primary care patients who are prescribed opioids are tracked underwent urine testing, only half made regular visits to their prescribers and 23% received more than one early opioid refill.
Employment opportunities are limited today for many people seeking work, yet health-care needs are on the rise and the demand for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to care for the country's baby-boomers is increasing.
Politics, laws, rules and regulations are the very core of what drives what clinicians can and can't do; it determines reimbursement and therefore your salary. To be blissfully unaware is lazy. To be aware and completely uninvolved is just shameful.
What is the significance of an isolated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of 161 IU/L in the absence of gallbladder, pancreas or liver disease?
Only 5.9% of eligible candidates receive the recommended pertussis booster vaccine, and the disease remains one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable deaths worldwide.
Is professionalism in medicine on the decline? A few months ago I saw a new patient who had transferred from another practice because the physician there wore sweatpants to the patient's last appointment.
Many clinicians misuse the term evidence-based medicine. Something needs to be done to prevent these words (and this concept) from becoming another medical cliché.
There has been a recent explosion in the diagnosis if delusions of parasitosis, in which patients mistakenly believe they have a skin infestation.