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  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Orthopedics, Patient-Written Practice Reviews, Job Opportunities

    Last week, readers commented on two of our recent orthopedic articles. In response to ''After Your Patient's Knee Replacement,'' reader Thomas said, ''Nice article Jennifer - I had my TKR in 2010 and you described my overall experience quite well. Patients do really tend to forget that they lost their joint mobility slowly over a sustained time ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 17, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Facelifts, Family Planning and On-Call Shifts

    On Facebook last week, we shared the Aesthetics Practice Today blog, ''Maintaining Facial Balance with Liquid Facelifts.'' Blogger Mina Grasso described the impressive effects of this treatment but warned clinicians to outline clear expectations to their patients. Facebook fan Shane commented, ''I do these all the time. Patients never, ever have ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 30, 2012
  • Medical Skin Needling in Aesthetics

    As providers we know the deeper we dive into the dermis, the greater the risk of potential side effects, sometimes including permanent adverse changes to the skin. I am a fan of options. There is no cookie-cutter treatment protocol we can follow with every patient. Treatments that allow us to treat the skin safely and are a good alternative to ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 17, 2012
  • Old and Alone? That depends.

    In discussion with a colleague, we came to an impasse. Both of our viewpoints were opinion based; neither of us was willing to sway. She ended our exchange by saying, ''This is why you are going to die old and alone.'' I know this to be a joke of affection, but also a reference to one of the things we, as a culture, fear most. What brings this ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on June 25, 2012
  • Tips for Bright Eyes

    Think bright eyes. Big bright eyes. The kind that get attention, gain our trust and get the job done. Now we are all aware that we lose collagen as we age, and the delicate tissue around the eyes is no exception. As the skin thins, blood beneath the skin becomes more visible, forming dark circles. Try these skin-savvy tips to brighten those ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on March 6, 2012
  • Helping Patients Manage Dry Skin

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA.  Editor's note: This blog post was written by Annette Fonteneau, MSN, RNP, DCNP, who practices at School Street Dermatology in Pawtucket, R.I. Although winter's end is approaching, patients are no doubt asking for advice about treating their dry, cracked, painful skin. The heat in ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on February 23, 2012
  • Best Kept Anti-Aging Secret

    Several weeks ago, my office manager asked each staff member in our office to choose her favorite product. She wanted to add a page to our website and set up a display in the office highlighting the product that each staff member absolutely loved and couldn't live without. Her reasoning was that our patients always want to know what we use and ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 31, 2012