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ADVANCE for NPs and PAs
10/23/14

Pediatrics

Pediatric Obesity

About one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Pediatric obesity is one of the most important public health problems in the United States, mainly due to the increased comorbidities that excess weight creates. Despite the increased prevalence and negative consequences of child obesity, timely assessment tools practical for use in the primary care setting are limited in number. Where to start?
 Timely assessment in primary care.

MS and the Advanced Practice Provider

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive, inflammatory, neurodegenerative demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but several agents can impact the course of this disease. The goals of managing MS are to treat relapses, to delay progression of disability, to manage symptoms, and to facilitate an acceptable quality of life.
 A call for knowledge, compassion and hope.

Patients Questions on Healthcare Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) ushered in an unprecedented era in the United States. Unfortunately, implementation has been complicated and confusing. Healthcare providers play an important role in educating patients about new options for obtaining health insurance. This article prepares nurse practitioners and physician assistants to address common patient questions about insurance options through the ACA.
 A guide for NPs and PAs.

Beware of Social Media!

Career Coach blogger Renee Dahring warns: what you choose to share on social media can have a negative impact on your employment. Living in an age of ever-present connectivity should cause us to think carefully before hitting the "post" button! One of the most seductive things about social media sites is that they feels very personal; the reality is that it is easy to overshare and they are actually very public.
 You could be one tweet away from losing your job!

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