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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Physician Assistant NEWS

CDC Releases New Guidelines for Treating Suspected, Vaping-Related Lung Injury

As the number of people reported to be experiencing lung injury as a result of vaping or using e-cigarettes grows to more...

Does Burnout Really Lead to Worse Patient Care?

It's presumed that burnout drastically harms the quality of patient care, but previous research into the subject might be lacking...

4 Common Myths Patients Believe About Breast Cancer & Nutrition

Many people suffering from breast cancer are interested in maintaining a healthy diet, but there’s a ton of misinformation floating around, so separating fact from fiction can be tricky for patients.

These States Have the Lowest Vaccination Rates

The number of unvaccinated individuals has quadrupled since 2001. A report from WalletHub delves into this trend state by state.

3 Important Milestones for PAs Within the Past Year

As we celebrate PAs, it's important to recognize some of the biggest milestones from the past year, while looking ahead at what the future may hold.

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Confirmed in More Than 1,000 People in 48 States, 18 Dead

As the CDC continues its investigation into vaping-related lung disease, more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with the mysterious condition.

7 Can’t-Miss Talking Points When Patients Ask You about Trying Cannabis

As laws change, you can be sure more patients will ask you about marijuana — either recreational or medicinal — and you have a responsibility to give them info that will keep them safe.

Higher Mortality Rates Reported Among Males with Breast Cancer

Differences in survival between male and female patients with breast cancer have been reported in the past but not fully investigated, until now.

Negative Experiences with Healthcare Staff Prevent LGBTQ+ Women From Seeking Care

In new research, three women share stories of ignorance and implicit homophobia from healthcare staff that discouraged them from seeking treatment in the future.

These 13 States Will Have the Most NP, PA Jobs Over the Next 4 Years

You've likely already heard NPs and PAs are two of the most in-demand professions — but you might need to move states to take full advantage.

Fewer People Are Developing Diabetes Each Year, Study Finds

Since the number of new cases of diabetes peaked in the 2000s, fewer people have developed the condition in recent years, new research suggests.

Why Are HPV Vaccination Rates So Low? Misconceptions Among Patients and Providers May Play Equa...

New research finds many providers don't adequately emphasize the importance of the HPV vaccine — and most patients don't understand the dangers of the infection.

New Study Offers Insight into Best Treatments for People at Risk of Suicide

As the suicide rate in the U.S. continues to grow, it's crucial that healthcare providers, regardless of specialty, understand the do's and don'ts of treat patients at risk of suicide.

How to Talk to Cancer Survivors About Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

If you treat cancer survivors but avoid recommending lifestyle changes out of fear of overwhelming them or stressing them out, then you're...

Roughly 1 in 6 NPs, PAs Believe They Make Diagnostic Errors Every Day

The survey found diagnostic uncertainty varies drastically between specialties — and that NPs and PAs are, overall, less comfortable with their diagnostic abilities than physicians.

See the Lung Cells of Patients with Severe, Vaping-Related Pulmonary Disease Up Close

As health officials warn the public to stop using e-cigarettes, researchers may've finally broken through on what about vaping leads to life-threatening...

See the Skin Patch That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment and Vaccine Adherence

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells.

6 of the Most Talked-About Studies from World Cardiology Congress 2019

From the end of August through early September, #CardioTwitter was buzzing with the groundbreaking research presented at the World Cardiology Congress, the largest meeting of heart experts across the globe.

6 Not-to-Miss Details from the ADA’s New Guidelines for Diabetes Tech

For the first time, the American Diabetes Association released guidelines to help providers advise diabetes patients interested in trying life-changing tech, like glucose monitors and automated insulin delivery.

USPSTF Wants Clinicians to Screen All Adults for Illicit Drug Use — But What About Teens?

The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce has temporarily revised its guidelines for illicit drug use screening, now advising healthcare practitioners to do so...

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