American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from the national conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AANP's national conference, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians.
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Pediatric oral health should be priority in primary care

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Nearly half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 from families of low socioeconomic…
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Diagnosing laryngopharyngeal reflux

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — There are important differences between laryngopharyngeal reflux and GERD that medical professionals should recognize, according…
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A to-do list, when considering telemedicine

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth represents a potentially significant improvement in bringing higher quality care to underserved communities while…
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Telemedicine effective in assessing, managing adolescent concussion

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  When contact between practitioners and athletic trainers is facilitated through telemedicine for the assessment of…
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Managing dermatologic conditions requires patience, careful diagnosis

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given that some dermatological conditions present similar symptoms, it is critical for nurse practitioners and primary care…
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Adverse childhood events likely to be passed in generations, are root of many chronic conditions

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  Screening for adverse childhood events, such as child abuse or household dysfunction, in adults within a primary care…
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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications…
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Strategies to encourage more patients to undergo eye tests

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Education, along with a screening reminder card, may encourage more patients to get diabetic retinopathy eye screening exams…
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Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners…
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Caregivers of children requiring medical technology have differing views of symptom management

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Managing the symptoms of illness in a child who requires one or more medical technologies — including tracheostomies…