The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines

 

Welcome to PCE's The Exchange—Stay Current on Issues That Matter Most to You and Your NP/PA Colleagues

PCE is excited to announce the launch of The Exchange, a collection of short commentaries from your NP/PA colleagues on a broad range of topics relevant to your practice. The Exchange will bring you reflections on trends in medicine, observations about new treatments and guidelines, and advice related to career decisions and practicing in today's changing healthcare environment.


The 2020 Pandemic Thanksgiving: Creating a “Safer” Gathering for Family and Friends

The 2020 Pandemic Thanksgiving: Creating a “Safer” Gathering for Family and Friends

What is the best plan for safely gathering with family and/or friends this Thanksgiving, given the ongoing pandemic and rising numbers of hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases? What measures can we take to mitigate risk? Infectious disease experts are weighing in on this question.

Here are some tips, based on the current data regarding COVID-19 transmission, as well as some common-sense measures:


The 2020 Pandemic Thanksgiving: Creating a “Safer” Setting for the Big Meal

The 2020 Pandemic Thanksgiving: Creating a “Safer” Setting for the Big Meal

What are some options for hosting a Thanksgiving meal with family and/or friends, while reducing some of the known risks associated with sharing meals? Infec... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Cutaneous Manifestations of COVID-19

Cutaneous Manifestations of COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus has certainly perplexed the medical world with its various clinical presentations, responses to treatment, and the devastating toll it has... Continue Reading

Filed under: Dermatology, Infectious Diseases

Bringing Awareness to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Bringing Awareness to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Social media has revolutionized the way that humans see themselves. Thanks to filters and Photoshop, we can create and post the perfect image of ourselves, c... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Psychiatry

Anxiety and Depression Amid COVID

Anxiety and Depression Amid COVID

Lately, we've been hearing a lot about increases in anxiety and depression in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I was curious about what data w... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Psychiatry

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

We've been hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether the Supreme Court will overturn the law or parts of the law. The Kaiser Family Found... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Practice Management/Career

What Is the Difference Between the Flu and COVID-19?

What Is the Difference Between the Flu and COVID-19?

With flu season right around the corner, healthcare providers are going to be challenged with differentiating flu from COVID-19. Th... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Phytophotodermatitis: Skin Rash With a Twist

Phytophotodermatitis: Skin Rash With a Twist

Phytophotodermatitis, also known as the "margarita rash," is a commonly seen condition in the spring and summer months or any time a patient has had exposure... Continue Reading

Filed under: Dermatology

Sign of the Times: Facial Mask Irritation

Sign of the Times: Facial Mask Irritation

Masks trap moisture, sweat, oil, and dirt close to our skin. The resulting blemishes often include acne: small, inflamed bumps and irritation. Those irritati... Continue Reading

Filed under: Dermatology

Happy PA Week!

Happy PA Week!

Physician Assistant (PA) week is celebrated every year from October 6th through 12th. The first PA program was started at Duke University in 1965. National P... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs

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