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  • Anti-Aging Remedies for the Eyes

    The skin around the eyes is one of the first places that reveal a person's age. The delicate skin under the eyes that contains less subcutaneous fat becomes thinner with age. The unsightly age-related changes include dark circles, ''bags'' or swelling and puffiness, crepy skin under the eyes and ''crows' feet.'' Patients often complain that ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 29, 2012
  • The Complex Importance of Patient Education

    Recently our group was consulted in the care of a patient newly diagnosed with HIV. This patient presented to the hospital via the ED with altered mental status. A lumbar puncture was performed and the cerebrospinal fluid was sent off to the microlab for cultures. About 48 hours later, it was positive for Cryptococcus. An HIV test ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on May 17, 2012
  • It’s Great to be Alive in the Age of Atripla

    My new position affords me the opportunity to provide care and management of patients living with HIV.  Living is the operative verb. Gone are the days of taking at least 17 pills PO q 24 hours. Patients in the United States, diagnosed with HIV, that commence Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and are medication compliant, will more likely ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on March 14, 2012
  • Emergency Preparedness in Retail Healthcare

    I am sure that everyone is aware of the swing flu scare that took place a few weeks ago. This was an uncertain time for everyone in the medical and public health arena. However, after working in a retail health clinic during this time, I realized that the public turns to retail clinic providers to help them understand and process public health ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 22, 2009
  • Retail Healthcare NPs Prep to Educate About Swine Flu

    The Convenient Care Association and retail healthcare operators including Take Care and MinuteClinic released statements today that detail their plans to educate patients about the swine flu. A huge influx of patients is asking for preventive medicines and NPs need to be prepared to provide up-to-date and accurate information while calming ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on April 30, 2009
  • Retail Clinic Strategery

      Opening my Providence (Rhode Island) Journal this morning (OK, online), I saw yet another report on physician objections to retail or convenient care clinics. The same article, but with different names, has been showing up about once a week somewhere in the country for the past 3 years. The article always cites physician charges that ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on October 26, 2007