March 23, 2018

Polypharmacy in the Elderly: A Prescription for Disaster

Polypharmacy is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of a single disease” and “the concurrent […]
March 23, 2018

My child is the next [pick-any-sport] superstar!

Sport specialization is becoming a significant health and wellness problem in the pediatric population. There is strong evidence in the literature suggesting that children competing in […]
March 23, 2018

Taking Care of the Squeaky Wheel: Joint Replacement Long-term Issues

As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) encounter an increasing number of issues associated with aging. One of these is osteoarthritis. Over […]
March 23, 2018

Test your dermatology detective skills! What is your diagnosis?

I received a call from a nursing home staff nurse who stated that this patient “suddenly had blisters appear on the right forearm, wrist to elbow. […]
March 23, 2018

Alphabet Soup: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) and PALM COEIN

Abnormal uterine bleeding in reproductive age women is a common presenting problem in both primary care and women’s health care practices.  Historically, there have been many […]
March 16, 2018

Implantable Device to Monitor Heart Failure

In the past year, the FDA has approved the use of an implantable device to monitor heart failure management via measurement of the pulmonary artery pressure. […]
March 3, 2018

Where is my hair?

Alopecia categories: Anagen alopecia appears to be broken off or tapered.  It may occur suddenly due to autoimmune disease, inherited loose anagen syndrome or chemotherapy.  If […]
February 28, 2018

Osteoporosis Update

When it comes to the topic of osteoporosis, this is a disease state that can truly be a “silent” disorder, with many only being diagnosed after […]
February 26, 2018

What’s Going on Down There?

Vulvovaginitis is inflammation of the vulva and vaginal tissues and is characterized by vaginal discharge and/or vulvar itching and irritation as well as possible vaginal odor.  […]
February 23, 2018

Clot ‘Til You Drop: Venothrombotic Events

There are many ways to classify pulmonary embolism, but the best clinical definition would depend on the hemodynamic consequences.  For example, massive pulmonary embolism can be […]

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