The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines


<a href='/the-exchange/what-s-the-best-way-to-stay-hydrated-'>What’s the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?</a>

What’s the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?

I see patients with acute illnesses in urgent care every week, and many have fever and anorexia, and are a bit dehydrated. As part of the management plan, I always talk to them about hydration. The visual cue I give them is that if they urinate and it’s dark yellow, they need to drink more water or other fluids. more >

Found in: Miscellaneous, Public Health

<a href='/the-exchange/managing-multiple-generations-in-your-workplace'>Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workplace</a>

Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workplace

Nowadays it’s common to see several generations working together in our clinical offices, with some people working into their late 60’s and 70’s. This more >

<a href='/the-exchange/an-interesting-wrinkle-in-the-hahnemann-university-hospital-bankruptcy'>An Interesting Wrinkle in the Hahnemann University Hospital Bankruptcy</a>

An Interesting Wrinkle in the Hahnemann University Hospital Bankruptcy

Hahnemann University Hospital has been an institution in downtown Philadelphia, seemingly forever. The level I trauma center, medical training facility, and more >

<a href='/the-exchange/beat-the-heat'>Beat the Heat</a>

Beat the Heat

Your body may be unable to cool itself in hot temperatures, which could lead to a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. This is very common in the summer months. more >

<a href='/the-exchange/firework-safety-tips'>Firework Safety Tips</a>

Firework Safety Tips

Happy Canada Day (July 1) and Happy 4th of July to all the NPs and PAs! According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 12,900 more >

<a href='/the-exchange/national-stop-the-bleed-month'>National Stop the Bleed Month</a>

National Stop the Bleed Month

Did you know that May 2019 is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month? Also, May 23 is the second annual Stop the Bleed® Day. So what is “stop the more >

<a href='/the-exchange/it-s-a-digital-world-screen-time-recommendations-for-children'>It’s a Digital World: Screen Time Recommendations for Children</a>

It’s a Digital World: Screen Time Recommendations for Children

We definitely live in a different day and age than when I was a child… As children, my siblings and I just opened the door and went outside to play all day more >

<a href='/the-exchange/the-history-of-simulation'>The History of Simulation</a>

The History of Simulation

As director of a simulation center at an academic institution, it has been exciting to see the remarkable advances made in this field over more >

<a href='/the-exchange/who-should-step-up-to-help-in-an-in-flight-medical-emergency-'>Who Should Step Up to Help in an In-flight Medical Emergency?</a>

Who Should Step Up to Help in an In-flight Medical Emergency?

Recently I got an email from Medscape that detailed three articles, and one piqued my curiosity: “Who Should Step Up to Help in an In-flight Medical more >

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