Knock Out Stroke, Crush Disabilities and Save Lives – Including the Ones You Love

By Jason Gleason, DNP, NP-C, USAF Lieutenant Colonel (RET) Strokes impact lives and the families of those who experience these debilitating events. As a board-certified family nurse practitioner (NP) working in primary care, I want to share some important information regarding stroke. Like many of you, I know firsthand how devastating and destructive stroke can […]

Health Is Everything: The Best Way to Celebrate National Minority Health Month

By Sheri Rickman-Patrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC I have been pondering the best way to acknowledge National Minority Health Month. Some may write about those disorders that are most prevalent in certain ethnic groups, such as high blood pressure for Blacks/African Americans or diabetes for Latinos. However, research is showing us that it is not how […]

Utah’s New Law Will Improve Patients’ Health Care Access

Beehive State Becomes 27th State to Adopt Full Practice Authority AUSTIN, Texas, March 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Utah is sending a clear message: The state is serious about improving access to health care. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) commends Gov. Spencer Cox and the Utah Legislature for retiring unnecessary, outdated laws and ensuring patients have full and direct access to […]

Nurse Practitioner Role Named “Best Job That Helps People”

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is celebrating the news that U.S News & World Report ranked the nurse practitioner (NP) role first on its “2023 Best Jobs That Help People” list. The annual rankings noted that these jobs “enhance people’s well-being and help them accomplish their personal goals, big or small.” […]

Skipping Stones: Three Easy Ways to Avoid Kidney Stones

By Elyssa Noce, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-C, CDN, CDCES If you have ever had a kidney stone, or know someone who has, you know they can be very uncomfortable. Most people who get one kidney stone are at risk for developing them again in the future. Kidney stones are small stones that form in your kidneys […]

Cancer Survivorship Wellness and Rehabilitation Programs

By Katie Kemble, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, AOCNP, FAANP Being told you have cancer is lifechanging. There’s the impact of the initial diagnosis, followed by various treatment modalities that may include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy and new, targeted therapies. Many of these cancer treatments have various physical and psychosocial side effects. These may include fatigue, […]