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.
Some of the most memorable moments in medical practice are the times when a patient and clinician can chit-chat like friends.
Although clinicians must treat every patient, regardless of their illness or their past, circumstances may influence the emotional connection a care provider establishes.
Therapeutics to cool the brain may someday be a safer alternative to hypnotics.
In patients with paradoxical insomnia, also called sleep state misperception, there is a significant discrepancy between objective sleep quality and subjective perception of sleep.
Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.
An organization representing the effort to move toward autonomy has made big inroads into the AAPA, resulting in a push toward unhitching physician assistants from MD colleagues.
Patients with progressive supranuclear palsy may have difficulty with sleep/wake regulation that can lead to profound sleep deprivation.
Both CVS and Aetna care deeply about the prices of pharmaceuticals, but they are hoping to maximize company profits, not consumer savings.
The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.
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.
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.
Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.
A national databank is necessary and would include names of medical providers who have publicly expressed opinions indicating biases about certain populations.
Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.
The cause of dermographic urticaria is unknown, but appears to be related to a mast cell abnormality and is probably autoimmune in nature.
Unknown knowns are ideas that we're aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit to ourselves.
It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.