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.
Recent evidence has shown that binge watching television could lead to poor sleep.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
It is essential for healthcare professionals to collaborate with other experts from all specialty areas.
Current surgical and prescribing practices may have a hand in exacerbating the nation's burgeoning opioid epidemic.
We are still not sure why we dream, but many patients are still curious about their significance.
Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.