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By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP
Warts that form on the sole of your feet are called plantar warts. Essentially, they are the same as warts that are found on the hands and knees except this strain forms on the bottom of the feet. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of these growths, and they thrive in warm and moist ...
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 ...
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 ...
know aging is a part of life and in many regards, aging is quite fabulous. I
mean, does anyone really want to go back to their high school days? Pimples,
bus stops, getting teased for the outfits we were wearing. I know I personally
would be happy if I never had to look at (or hear about) a yearbook again.