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By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP
Over the years, I have seen many people in the office asking about crusty Seborrheic keratosis (SK). These scaly, popular, bumpy growths occur on most people who are middle-aged or older. They are odd looking, with varying colors and configurations. Scale can come off them, and they frequently catch on clothing and ...
I just returned from Uganda 5 days
ago -- a harrowing 43 hour journey with a more than a few moments of thinking
we might not ever get home, but I did. And I wanted to recount a day with a
problem we as NP/PA students don't face much in the U.S.: malnutrition.
Bugabero is in the Manafwa
District, a sort of rural suburb of the city we ...
We have carved deep into the second half of my first year as
a professional physician assistant. This is the perfect time for a Quarterly
Check-Up to examine some of the biggest lessons over the last three months
We learned that our
patient's beliefs can trump the strongest medicine and that our acceptance
of those beliefs makes us better ...
Students: You'll learn there are good preceptors,
bad preceptors and then there are physicians who inspire, often because of a
single incident. Last weekend I was inspired.
I am on inpatient pediatrics and late Saturday
afternoon we learned about a little baby whose white blood cell count was high
and the pediatrician had sent this baby ...
Botulinum Toxin A is a protein and neurotoxin produced by
the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulium toxin can cause botulism, a
serious, life-threatening illness in humans and animals. More patients are open
to considering treatment with the toxin due to increased knowledge of benefits
of its use. Botulinum toxin has been used for many ...
It was a sunny, warm afternoon. A great day to spend outdoors with the family. But Dad had not come home ... again. Then, the phone rang. Maybe it was him? But the voice was not his. ''I'm afraid that he has died,'' the voice whispered across the phone. They found him in a ditch, motionless, dirty ... and gone. ''I am sorry. He died from alcohol ...
As providers we know the deeper we dive into the dermis, the greater the risk of potential side effects, sometimes including permanent adverse changes to the skin. I am a fan of options. There is no cookie-cutter treatment protocol we can follow with every patient. Treatments that allow us to treat the skin safely and are a good alternative to ...
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Editor's note: This blog post was written by Kathleen Meyer, MSN, NP-C, who practices in the Department of Dermatology at Lahey Clinic in in Burlington, Mass.
Even though winter is here, daily use of sunscreen remains necessary. Here is a list of sunscreen use tips:
A sun protection ...
Sometimes it can be very beneficial to step outside our comfortable office and challenge our practice in a foreign setting.
I left my office stocked with pharmaceutical samples, running water, electricity, my assistant, sterile supplies and everything else I took for granted during my normal workday and flew to Haiti to serve dermatology ...
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 ...