Prioritizing bone health – by focusing on exercise, mobility, and a balanced diet – is one way for patients to minimize their risk of osteoporotic fractures and bone loss. Multiple studies suggest that regular consumption of prunes can help prevent bone loss and have a positive effect on bone health.
Col. James J. Jones, PhD, PA-C, is the 2021 recipient of the Military Service Award. Jones is the Branch Chief of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program. He was the first PA to serve as the Deputy Director and Chief of Protective Medicine in the White House Medical Unit.
Katie Sorensen, MSPAS, PA-C, is the 2021 recipient of the AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year Award. Sorensen practices general surgery in Duluth, Minnesota, has been precepting for 10 years, and provides resources and advice to thousands of students via social media.
The AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) today passed a resolution affirming “physician associate” as the official title for the PA profession by a majority vote of 198 to 68. The vote followed deliberation by the HOD and study by an international marketing and communications firm.
Despite a pandemic, there was no slowing down PA research this year. JAAPA’s annual Student ePoster Contest received many submissions from around the country and accepted 72. The winners are…research from the University of Washington and Wagner College!
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new buprenorphine practice guidelines providing an exemption to the requirement for PAs to obtain 24 hours of training prior to treating patients with buprenorphine – a major barrier to treatment for PA patients.
Hayley Arceneaux, PA-C, practices at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, nearly two decades after undergoing treatment there for bone cancer. Now she has officially become the first PA to visit space. Arceneaux served as the medical officer on the world's first all-civilian space mission, and shares what led to this extraordinary opportunity.
The University of Utah PA Program is committed to inclusivity. It has enriched its curriculum and provided quality education to hundreds of PAs, including those from under-represented minority (URM) communities.
On behalf of the more than 140,000 PAs across this country who work alongside physicians in every medical setting and specialty, we ask that the American Medical Association (AMA) cease advancing the false and offensive narrative in your #StopScopeCreep campaign, which suggests PA care is not safe and jeopardizes patient safety.