How Do You Screen for Colon Cancer?

Digestive System

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, excluding skin cancers. To put it in numbers, they estimate that in 2017 there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer. The risk […]

In the Dark on Blue Light? [Infographic]

To promote “2017 Save Your Vision Month”, the American Optometric Association has put together this infographic with facts about protecting your eyes from an overexposure to blue light. Learn more about Blue Light here.  

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner (N.P.) is one type of APRN, or advanced practice registered nurse. What this means is that this nurse has had additional education and training beyond the requirements to be a Registered Nurse, or R.N. An N.P. can provide care to patients of all ages. Other types of APRNs include Certified Nurse Midwives, […]

What Is a Physician Assistant?

Physician Assistant Definition

A Physician Assistant (P.A.) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. They practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. Along with Nurse Practitioners and Physicians, P.A.s are recognized as primary care providers. General medicine experts, P.A.s undergo rigorous medical training and must graduate from an accredited P.A. program. They are then […]