Psoriasis: Part 2 of 2 Lesser known comorbidities associated with Psoriasis  

Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that is increasingly being recognized as a systemic inflammatory disorder. There are many considerations a provider must take into consideration when treating patients with psoriasis including a number of previously unrecognized comorbidities.   Psoriasis, particularly severe disease, …

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Psoriasis: Part 1 of 2 Myriad of Clinical Presentations of this disease 

Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that is increasingly being recognized as a systemic inflammatory disorder. According to current studies, more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis. Men and women develop psoriasis at equal rates. You can develop psoriasis at any age. A …

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2022 Women’s Health Guidelines Update, Hot Off the Press!  

Women’s health evidenced-based guidelines are updated frequently by various national organizations, and it can be challenging for a busy clinician to remain current. Women’s Health Guidelines include such topics as STIs, Contraception, Cervical Cancer Screening, Breast Cancer Screening and Osteoporosis Screening.  In 2021 the CDC updated their …

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Severe Hypoglycemia Treatment has Changed. Help People with Diabetes have a Safer Rescue

Hypoglycemia definitions have been updated in the past few years.  The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), based on the international hypoglycemia study group have advised:  Level 1: Glucose Alert is still a glucose of 70mg.  Beta-adrenergic symptoms are …

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How To (Easily) Earn CME

If you’re a nurse practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA), or Physician looking to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits, you’ve come to the right place. Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts (SBHPP) is the fastest-growing, leading provider of comprehensive, evidence-based, affordable CME medical conferences. And, with all …

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Right, Left, Who Can Tell?

Your patient with chronic heart failure had a 12-Lead EKG done as part of the initial evaluation to your clinic. You note the heart rate (80 beats/minute), rhythm (regular), and intervals (all within normal limits except for a wide QRS complex (> 120 ms).  You remember the …

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Precision Medicine & Disorders of Attention

As we find ourselves migrating back to the workplace, I am frequently hearing from parents, teachers and otherwise highly-functioning adults who are reporting difficulties with focus, concentration, motivation and task completion. As clinicians, we have longstanding familiarity with the implications of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including impaired …

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Hot Off the Press: 2022 Heart Failure Practice Guideline Update 

Heart Failure Heart failure remains a significant cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the United States. On April 1st 2022, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Failure Society of America released the “2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure” replacing  the “2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA …

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PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Understanding PCOS PCOS is common (affecting up to 10% of women), complex, and more severe than ever! Recent research has linked this condition of androgen excess to many potential risks and complications, including various cancers, cardiometabolic risks, mental health challenges, and ObGyn complications. Recent research has also …

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Don’t skip a Beat When Managing Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common supraventricular arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age and significantly increases the risk of embolic stroke. Therefore, healthcare providers need to know current treatment options to prevent cardiovascular sequela associated with AF. But, first, the practicing clinician must identify …

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In-Flight Medical Emergencies

Air Travel & Medical Aid With the pandemic beginning to wain in some areas, travel is on people’s minds again. While not at pre-COVID levels, air travel continues to increase as more people travel for business, pleasure, and medical tourism. Inevitably, nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants …

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Depression & Mental Health

Anxious Depression I’ve often marveled at the human tendency to believe somehow that, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, there will be some sudden and fundamental shift in the fabric of the universe. What I mean by that is – our hope and belief …

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Psychotropic Medication Emergencies

Serotonin Syndrome versus Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome    With an estimated 1 in 6 individuals in the US taking at least one psychotropic medication, prescribers will need to be aware of the potential side effects ranging from mild to life-threatening. The most prescribed psychotropic medications are antidepressants, followed by …

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Nursemaid’s Elbow

A nursemaid’s elbow is a common name for a radial head subluxation. This injury has also been termed elbow subluxation, pulled elbow, or slipped elbow. All of these describe a sudden pull of a pronated arm leading to the displacement of the annular ligament.1   Who? How?   Radial …

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What is a Trigger Finger?? 

“Trigger finger” sounds like an unusual name for a musculoskeletal condition.  Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with pulling a trigger.  The involved finger catches or even locks in place completely.  Therefore, this condition causes one or more fingers to be stuck in a …

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