Skin, Bones, Heart & Private Parts

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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Documenting skin color in medicine: are we unconsciously racially profiling? 

Practicing medicine in 2022 has certainly been challenging, especially given the recent global pandemic that forever changed the way we practice medicine. In addition to the challenges related to COVID-19, another hot topic that emerged was health care equity in relation to the way we, as health …

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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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Should I Try Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for My Injury?  

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)? What is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)? Is PRP utilized in orthopedics? Why have world-class athletes like Rafael Nadal, Alex Rodriguez, and Tiger Woods used the treatment?   PRP is considered a regenerative medicine technique. It is also considered an “orthobiologic” (along with …

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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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