What is a Physician Assistant?

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A growing trend among doctor practices and hospitals is to hire Physician Assistants (PAs) to serve in conjunction with, or in some cases instead of, doctors. PAs have been on the rise since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, which recognized them as one of three primary care providers (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners were the other two). As such, PAs have a similar scope of duties to a Physician in many ways, with the primary difference being autonomy. Doctors act on their own, while PAs require supervision.

PAs are able to examine patients, diagnose illnesses, and determine treatment plans. They can even practice in specialty areas. The one thing PAs cannot do is perform surgery; this is exclusive to doctors. So in order to be qualified to perform all of these important tasks, and to be a vital part of the client’s healthcare team, …

Angus Mitchell (Paul Mitchell Systems)

(A research paper my daughter, Kierstin did, while attending the Paul Mithell School)

Angus Mitchell was born into the legacy of late legendary hairstylist Paul Mitchell. He is the only child of Paul Mitchell, the Scottish hairstylist who became famous in the 1960s for cutting hair so that it would move more freely, like women themselves were beginning to do. The elder Mr. Mitchell also helped found John Paul Mitchell Systems, the now-enormous beauty products company.

The younger Mitchell grew up on his father’s solar-powered farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. “I’m just lucky my name wasn’t River or Rainbow,” he said. As the son of the hair fashion icon, Angus’ unique upbringing in the hair industry exposed him to the same passion that inspired his father, thus leading him to eventually fulfill his destiny in the first family of hair. Angus’ distinctive and signature style as an artist …

Differences Between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist

Millions of Americans seek help from a professional therapist, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist every year. They have needs like grief counseling, overcoming depression, fighting substance abuse, and helping with a strained relationship. Unfortunately, it can be confusing to know who can help you and how that professional will help. If you find yourself in a similar situation, where you know you need help but don’t know where to turn, the first step is understanding the differences between Psychologists and Psychiatrists.


Psychiatrists are Medical Doctors. They go to medical school and have all of the same training as any other doctor. Psychiatry is a specialty for doctors, just as Gynecology, Oncology, or anything else would be. These doctors must earn their M.D., then go through four years of residency in mental health, where they learn how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illnesses.

Because of the education background, Psychiatrists are …

Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Every year in early November, Walt Disney World transforms the Magic Kingdom into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. A 65-foot tree is put up at the entrance to the park, surrounded by toy soldiers, presents, and other holiday decorations. Main Street is adorned with wreaths, lights, garland, and everything you would expect of an Americana Christmas.

The lights in the park are changed to represent the season, and the parades and shows are updated to reflect the time. And last, and perhaps most impressive, is the transformation of Cinderella Castle. It is “frosted” by Elsa in a lighting ceremony every day, where 200,000 LED lights make the castle look like it has a frost covering it. Simply put, the Magic Kingdom becomes a Christmas story out of a children’s book.

These changes, not surprisingly, draw huge crowds to Walt Disney World in November and December. These crowds can …

The Paul Mitchell Journey

Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Kierstin but everyone calls me Krissy. I am almost 21 years old and have two sisters, Amber (22) and Celeste (19).

Growing up I played competitive softball for as long as I can remember. So when my junior and senior year came along and college was the topic of every conversation I had to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Thanks to hard work, practice, and endless amounts of private lessons I was offered a full ride scholarship. Right, then my life seemed to be set. After a lot of back and forth and long talks with my parents, I decided to turn the offer down. I hung my glove up, put my cleats away, and retired.

Now looking back I think that was the biggest disappointment of my life because I would almost be done with …