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Understanding  Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm  (BPDCN)

Evolving Molecular Insights and Diagnosis of an Aggressive Hematologic Malignancy Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN) is an aggressive hematologic malignancy that often presents with skin lesions. Early and accurate diagnosis is critical in improving patient outcomes. This video provides an overview of the clinical characteristics and evolving diagnostic algorithms for BPDCN. Included in the Read More

Innovating Dermatology Education to Enhance Dermatologic Care for All Skin Tones

A recent study discussed in MDedge underscores a critical issue in dermatology: the disparity in diagnostic accuracy across different skin tones, which has been a longstanding concern in our field. The utilization of deep learning systems (DLS) to improve diagnostic accuracy is promising, particularly noting the significant increase in correct diagnoses among both dermatologists and Read More

Mental Health Management And The Expanding Role of NPs and PAs in Primary Care

In today’s landscape of healthcare, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are increasingly recognized for their vital role in managing mental health issues. Especially in primary care settings, they often serve as the first point of contact for patients dealing with mental health concerns. The expanding responsibilities of NPs and PAs in mental health Read More

Boosting Healthcare Security in the Age of Cyberthreats – The Growing Trend of Safeguarding Healthcare

In recent events, Massachusetts witnessed a significant data breach impacting nearly 2 million patients, resulting in a subsequent class action lawsuit, while In Montana, a settlement for $4.3 million in damages was reached stemming from a 2021 cyberattack where over 200,000 patients’ personal and protected health information was accessed. These incidents followed a $6.85 million Read More

Strategies and Tips for Violence Prevention for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and All Patient-Facing Healthcare Roles

In many healthcare facilities, the most direct contact with patients comes from nurses/nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This also means that when patient violence occurs they are often the targets, and in recent years the healthcare industry has seen a troubling escalation in violence against this dedicated workforce. Being on the frontlines of patient care, Read More

Connecting with Young Patients: Tips for Healthcare Professionals

If you didn’t study pediatrics or you’re in a field that doesn’t often see children, you may not feel totally comfortable dealing with them or really know how to relate to them on the occasional visit, especially if you are not a parent yourself. It can be challenging as kids often require a different approach Read More