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Are Advanced Practice Clinicians Up to Speed on LGBT Care?

Are Advanced Practice Clinicians Up to Speed on LGBT Care?

Although physician assistant curricula focused on treating the LGBT community has increased, more work is needed to expand the research on this population.

The Role of Sleep in Daily Effectiveness

The Role of Sleep in Daily Effectiveness

Although the volume of articles on sleep medicine has increased in medical journals and consumer publications, patients still fail to recognize the importance of sleep on overall health and wellness.

When Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Become Rules

When Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Become Rules

Understanding the current opioid prescribing rules is necessary for clinicians to safely and effectively treat patients with chronic pain conditions.

Is Bed Rest Necessary in Pregnancy?

Is Bed Rest Necessary in Pregnancy?

Although bed rest was once frequently advised in pregnancy, clinicians today routinely warn against bed rest for most pregnant patients due to potential negative effects.

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

Although the holiday season may be joyous for some, others may feel the sting of depression; therefore, it is important to monitor patients during this time of year.

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Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

What is the future of health care under President Trump?

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

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