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By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health
Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals
like me have more time and opportunity to see our patients and help them remain
A large ...
The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD.
This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, with
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first approval to manufacture ...
Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician.
These protocols should remain broad and general, but list important and specific aspects of your practice like prescribing ...
Hair loss can be devastating to both men and women. Various genetic and environmental factors can cause hair loss. Environmental factors may include chemotherapy, diet, nutrition, stress, hormonal shifts, autoimmune disorders and various illnesses due to imbalances
Treatment options for hair loss include magical topical lotions and potions, ...
Before I started my nurse practitioner program I was happy
where I was in regards to my health. I was at a great weight, my diet had been
free of any processed sugars and grains, and I was working out several times a
By the time I started clinicals in my primary care site I
felt like a hypocrite. I had not been to see my PCP in 2 ...
Over half of the US population is overweight. Most of us
are considering again our old resolution for the New Year - losing weight. Fad
diets that require severe calorie restriction have historically failed us
long-term. Many of us lose weight with these diets temporarily, but then
the weight comes on again, and is usually much more ...
A common concern among patients is treating and improving
skin tone and brown spots on the skin, particularly the face. These changes can
often be reflections of long term sun exposure or hormonal changes. We have
many options for treating such conditions; however, our go-to treatment remains
topical creams because of their effectiveness, low ...
When attending a skin care seminar, learning about a
company's product line and how you could potentially incorporate certain items
into your practice is the intended purpose. However, one of the greatest
things you can take from such an experience is far more than just information
from a PowerPoint slide or an ingredients list. For ...
day thousands of people go to their practitioner's offices, walk-in clinics and
emergency rooms complaining of a ''rash''. Some of them itch, some of them don't.
Some have been present for a few days, some for many years. Some come and go
sporadically without warning, some present acutely, some appear like clockwork
at specific times of ...
Most of us have been told
that we need more sleep. ''If you don't sleep, you are not going to grow,'' is
something that many of us heard as children and have repeated to our children. We
have been aware that lack of sleep is not good for our health, but may not have
understood what overall negative effects it can have on us, including our ...