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  • Laser Treatment for Peri-orbital Veins

    Peri-orbital vascular lesions distract from the beauty of a person's eyes. Our genes are to blame for the most part. The presence of red or green vascular lesions under the eyes gives the appearance of dark circles, which makes an individual look tired or older and can affect their self-esteem and self-confidence. Peri-orbital veins become more ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on September 7, 2016
  • Scaly Skin: Home Therapies

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Last month we discussed Seborrheic keratosis (SK)-those rough growths that develop on the skin of people who are becoming more mature. In-office treatments were reviewed, and now this month we will evaluate some home remedies that will help with these irritating growths. The best treatment is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on September 2, 2016
  • Understanding Scaly Skin

    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 ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on August 5, 2016
  • How Do I Get Rid of My Scar?

    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 ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 9, 2014
  • The GRASS Regimen

    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 ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 26, 2014
  • Transtheoretical Model for Change

    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 ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on November 19, 2014
  • Self Medicating

    New research shows alarming but not surprising data that teens the world over self -medicate with over-the counter and prescription drugs. The statistics are: young people age 13 to 18 routinely self-medicate with over-the-counter and prescription medications for various health concerns; 22 percent of U.S. teens indicated that they ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on October 6, 2014
  • COPD in the Sleep Lab

    We had a COPD patient in the lab this week. This is not an unusual occurrence, but it was an exclamation point for me, given that CMS adds COPD to the list of targeted and tracked diseases this October. I thought our patient was a prime example of why COPD is so difficult to treat and why it made the list. Upon arrival to the lab all was well, ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on August 28, 2014
  • Can Ambien Be Linked to Murder?

    I read with some horror an article, Murder: Another Ambien Side Effect?, by John Gever in MedPage Today. Oh my goodness. I was aware of the bizarre behaviors reported with Ambien use: cooking while sleeping, having sex and not remembering... and driving while asleep. Still, I must admit this article shocked ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on May 8, 2014
  • Sleep Defeat

    What do you say? Should we ever admit defeat with sleep patients?  Is it just me or does it seem that men in their 80s are particularly harder to coach and titrate? They tend to fight CPAP and usually come with a library of reasons they can't or won't use it. My most recent example was in the lab just this weekend. The techs ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on January 16, 2014
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