What Skin Disease is Associated with Dying Younger, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, and Diabetes?

By Abby A. Jacobson, MS, PA-C The answer is: Psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis die 3.5 to 4.4 years younger, have a 58% risk of major adverse cardiac events, and a 62% increased risk of diabetes. Psoriasis patients have higher rates of depression and anxiety. Studies from the National …

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Are We Prepared for the Military?

By: Sharon Kelley, MS, PhD In response to the terrorist attacks which occurred in September of 2001, the United States began combat operations in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom – OEF) and subsequently in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom – OIF). Since that time approximately 1.9 million of all-volunteer …

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Clinical Question of the Week

A 5 year old female presents to my clinic with a chief complaint of elbow pain and swelling. The young patient’s parents report her mechanism of injury; witnessed her falling on a bent elbow. She presents with moderate swelling, eechymosis, and refusing to move her elbow thru …

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2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

By: Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, FNLA, FPCNA Diplomate Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology The newest clinical guidelines for the treatment of cholesterol were introduced in a firestorm of controversy in November 2013. The length of time since the NCEP – ATP 3, guidelines of greater …

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