Research Shows Stimulating Stem Cells Can Grow Hair

Millions of men and women around the world begin showing signs of hair loss in middle age. By the time many of them reach their late 50s and early 60s, they are showing signs of baldness. Some are completely bald. So what can be done? New research indicates that a simple procedure to stimulate stem […]

Noninvasive Options for Treating Sports Injuries

It is not just pro-athletes who sustain sports injuries. Amateur athletes and weekend warriors alike can pull muscles, strain tendons and ligaments, and so on. The good news is that there are a range of noninvasive options for treating these injuries. Unless an injury is considered major, treatments are fairly easy and normally lead to […]

Is FDA Warning a Precursor to More Stem Cell Regulation?

Two stem cell clinics, one in California and the other in Florida, were on the receiving end of action taken by the FDA this past summer. In addressing the action, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb promised further action against clinics offering experimental stem cell treatments that go above and beyond the “same basic function” standard the […]

3 Qualities of the Travel Nurse Practitioner

Travel jobs are not just for doctors, nurses, and therapists. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are also in high demand for either temporary or permanent travel jobs. The demand is so high that the nurse practitioner willing to travel usually finds him or herself in a very strong position, financially and professionally. As a travel […]

3 Things to Think About Before Opening an NP Practice

Nurse practitioners (NPs) fortunate enough to live in states that now recognize a broader scope of practice for NPs benefit through having so many more career paths to choose from. They are not confined to only the old traditional nurse practitioners jobs assisting doctors in their private practices or working at hospitals. They can now […]

Nurse Practitioners Climbing Aboard the On-Demand Train

Over the last 18 months, we have witnessed the birth of mobile medicine made possible by the growing on-demand economy. Companies are setting up new technology-based enterprises taking advantage of internet mobility to connect doctors with patients using smartphones as the intermediary. Now the doctors have competition. Nurse practitioners are also climbing aboard the on-demand […]

Nurse Practitioners and the Cost of Primary Care

A few weeks ago, we published a blog post discussing the question of whether nurse practitioners would contribute the same financial volume to hospitals and hospital-owned medical groups by taking the place of doctors in providing primary care. It was a fascinating thing to research. Now, new data from the University of California, San Francisco […]