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A common aesthetic concern among patients is scarring. Surgical scars, acne scars and scarring from burns are among the most frequently treated scars.
It is important that patients understand that genetics, as well as skin type and ethnicity, play a large role in wound healing and scar formation. Also, certain areas of ...
I couldn't help but notice that a PA colleague of mine had a beautiful display on her medical suite counter. No frilly flowers or fancy vases. This was a simple, yet chic, display of a vibrantly modern grass. Yes, you read correctly. Grass. Not only did this look pretty, it was pure genius.
I soon learned from her that ...
As healthcare providers and patient advocates, we are often faced with convincing our charges that a change is needed. Human nature is to resist change. Most of us settle into familiar routines in our lives and jobs and, no matter how inefficient or unhealthy our routines may be, we are very reluctant to disrupt the flow of our conventions. It is ...
The current treatment of choice for androgenic alopecia (AGA) involves surgical hair transplant, use of Minoxidil and/or Finasteride. For those patients who do not want to undergo the expense and process of hair transplantation, they opt to have more conservative, less invasive treatments.
We have been performing LLLT for over a decade to treat ...
''Epidemiology'' and ''Health Indices of Urban Populations'': these are the names of the two courses I am taking this semester. At first, I thought, What does this have to do with being an DNP?
I am learning that it has a lot to do with being a DNP. You need to know what is happening in the health of the community around you so that you can be ...
In dermatology, we discuss the importance of identifying and understanding morphology and changes in a rash. Here is a case of a rash with a sudden change in morphology after prescribing medication for her dermatosis.
This geriatric patient was being treated with clobetasol cream B.I.D. for Grover disease. You see pruritic erythematous papules ...
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 ...
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 ...
As part of the body's capacity to heal itself, platelets and
other components in human blood migrate to a site of injury. Platelets are
known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they
initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury,
the body's own natural capacity for healing can ...
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 ...