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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 ...
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.
Quality skincare does not have to come at a steep price. If you splurge in some important areas
(that benefit you the most) you may need to skimp a little in other departments
and that is okay. Let's call this
skincare on a budget, if you will.
Face Wash: Don't get me wrong. I
love high end, fancy foaming, ...
I had my first jaw dropping patient last week. You know, working
in cardiology, you see a lot of the same thing. Acute coronary syndrome, atrial
fib, heart failure...Turn 'em and burn 'em, that's my motto. Thursday, I had my
first patient that I was completely side-bombed over.
That day, an 86-year-old female presented to the ED for ...
Working in medicine, specifically dermatology, we know
there is no such thing as a ''healthy tan.'' When it comes to educating
younger generations, I wish the effects of sun were immediate. I wish when
a young girl stepped out of the tanning bed she saw dark spots, wrinkles and skin
cancers forming on the body. Only then might ...
My first encounter with homelessness was while living in
Ecuador. Homelessness there is pervasive and hard to miss. It is present on
most street corners and does not discriminate, affecting both old and young; it
is quite merciless and ruthless. I remember seeing kids as young as 3 years old
with plastic cups begging on the streets. They had a ...
I had a student ask me
recently if I had a dermatoscope and if I could show her how to use it. The
answer was simple enough. No, I don't need one. This of course led to the
logical question...Why? This blog post was inspired by this exchange.
The simplest answer to
this question is that if I see something that looks abnormal, I biopsy it. ...
Whether you currently have acne or have suffered from
acne in the past, one thing we know for sure is that acne changes our
skin. This includes dark spots, red spots and indentations that remain
well after acne lesions have cleared. Exactly how this is treated is a
common concern of patients. Whether you work in internal ...