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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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The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury continues to rise in athletes

By Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC MSPAS, DFAAPA Every weekend the papers are flooded with reports of rookie and veteran athletes, amateur, professional, college, high school and even elementary kids whose careers have suddenly been disrupted by an ACL injury.  The results are devastating and costly. The mechanism …

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