Expert Advice on Providing Trans-Affirming Healthcare

AAPA invited PAs Lauren Eisenbeis and Jo Rolls to host Huddle’s latest Ask Me session on transgender healthcare. Eisenbeis and Rolls used their expertise from years of experience to provide advice and resources for PAs to provide trans-affirming healthcare to patients.

JAAPA Podcast Welcomes Two New PA Hosts

Lena Ward, PA-C, and Brandon Cherry, PA-C, both newly-minted PAs, will take over the hosting duties of JAAPA’s podcast in 2021. Ward and Cherry will be compelling hosts; they hope to bring new perspectives to the podcast, as well as increased audience interaction.

PAs Say Genetics and Genomics Key to Patient Diagnosis and Treatment

DeShana Collett, PhD, PA-C, and Debra Ryan, MS, PA-C, have studied the integration of genetics and genomics in delivery of care to individuals. Their involvement in precision medicine and the All of Us Research Program helps them diagnose and treat patients more effectively.

Nutrition Resources Help Serve Diverse Communities

Select PAs participating in the PA Foundation’s Nutrition Outreach Fellowship have benefited from the program’s training and materials to educate patients with limited knowledge of nutrition and its impact on chronic disease. Five of the Fellows shared lessons learned with AAPA.

PA Answers 6 Questions about Healthcare Provider Stigma

People with substance use disorder (SUD) face stigma on many fronts – from themselves, their loved ones, and even their medical providers. Annette Bettridge, MS, PA-C, FNP, works at a substance use treatment center and shares her insights on healthcare provider stigma.

Improve Immunization Rates in Your Adult Patients

PAs and other healthcare providers are working to increase the level of vaccine confidence. An approach explained in new CME focuses on ACIP recommendations for adults 50 years and older, using new strategies to positively influence patients’ decisions to vaccinate.
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PAs: Get Involved in Genetics to Help Patients

PA Nguyen Park is a passionate advocate for PAs to become involved in genomic medicine. By working in genetics, she says, PAs can make a huge difference for their patients by providing high-quality care and by increasing access to care.
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5 Tips for Better Patient Nutrition Counseling

PAs are in a unique position to be leaders in nutrition management on behalf of their patients. Addressing nutrition in sensitive ways can have a significant impact on patients’ health. Here are five tips for PAs as they counsel patients on nutrition.
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NIH Fellowship Seeks PA Applicants

NIH seeks qualified physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers, and other organizations. Applications are due December 1, 2020.