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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.

Refresh Your Knowledge and Patient Management of Epilepsy

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and it offers a good opportunity for a refresher on recognizing seizures and safely helping patients by learning Seizure First Aid. AAPA provides educational outreach opportunities including the Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification training with the Epilepsy Foundation.
Nisha McKenzie and Deanna Najera

2 PAs Give 5 Tips on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Two PAs practicing in women’s health, Nisha McKenzie, PA-C, and Deanna Bridge Najera, PA-C, share their tips for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Dispelling misinformation, being mindful of patient experience, getting proper training, and addressing safety concerns are key.
Darrin Cottle

Optimize Nutrition to Support a Healthy Immune System

Although primary care PA Darrin Cottle, PA-C, RD, is not actively treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, he spends lots of time counseling patients about the virus when he sees them in his clinical practice. They discuss testing, how long to quarantine, use of masks, and how to support a healthy immune system.