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U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases on the Rise
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Opioid Quantity Prescribed After Musculoskeletal Injury Tied to Prolonged Use
Prevalence of Low Back Pain About 26.4 Percent in U.S. Workers
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 22.8 Percent in U.S. Adults in 2017
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Oral Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against ACL Tears
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
U.K. Study IDs Risk Factors Tied to Knee Replacement Revision
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Stroke Patients Infrequently Screened, Treated for Bone Loss
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Risks, Benefits of Long-Term Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis Reviewed
Injection Timing Tied to Risk for Infection in Rotator Cuff Repair
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid
FDA Approves Osteoporosis Tx for High-Risk Postmenopausal Women
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
Most Osteoporosis Guidelines Do Not Discuss Patient Choices
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
One Hour of Activity/Week Helps Maintain Disability-Free Status
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Awake Endoscopic Spinal Fusion Appears to Be Safe, Effective
Cimzia Injection Approved for New Inflammatory Arthritis Indication
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Frailty May Up Fracture Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Higher Disease Burden for OA Than RA After Six Months
ENDO: Recommendations Issued for Treating Osteoporosis
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Image-Guided Intervention May Ease Pain of Severe Tennis Elbow
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
AAOS: Supplement Use Low in Patients With Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture
AAOS: Underweight Status Increases Shoulder Arthroplasty Complications
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Elderly Men Undertreated for Osteoporosis
AAOS: One-Third of U.S. Children Report Back Pain
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Patterns of Joint Behavior Useful for Juvenile Arthritis Classification
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
Some Lose Independence After Surgical Tx of Femoral Neck Fx
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
Ultrasound of Calcaneus Efficient for Screening Bone Health
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Risk for Revision Surgery After Shoulder Replacement Varies
Studies Promising for Sensory Feedback for Hand Prostheses
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis
Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years
Hip Preservation Appropriateness Guidelines May Be Limited
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Fractures Have Long-Term Impact on Quality of Life for Older Adults
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Shoulder Decompression Surgery Not Recommended
Radiologists Can Help ID Intimate Partner Violence
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection
Patient Attitude Tied to Physical Therapy Outcomes
More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines
Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Bone Health in Older Adults Not Improved by High-Dose Vitamin D
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty
Three-Week Immobilization Feasible for Some Ankle Fractures
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Heberden's Nodes in Fingers Tied to Knee Osteoarthritis
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
Poor Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Fracture Risk
Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Early Classification Predicts One-Year Trauma Outcomes
Children Reaching Bone Maturity Earlier
Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Cuts Costs
No Increased Fracture Risk With Canagliflozin in Type 2 Diabetes
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Overlapping Orthopedic Surgery Noninferior for Patient Safety
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Eligibility Criteria Limit Access to Arthroplasty for Minorities
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Joint Mobilization Plus Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis
Bone Indices on CT Scan Predict Fracture Risk in Older Adults
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA
Treatments Appear No Better Than Placebo for Tennis Elbow
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Consensus Statement Issued on Management of Foot, Ankle Gout
Denosumab Promising for TDT-Induced Osteoporosis Treatment
CDC: About One in Three Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis
CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Excess Gestational Weight Gain Not Better for Child Bone Health
New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Deep Neural Network Improves Detection of Wrist Fractures
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Kids' Sport Participation Tied to Higher Bone Mass in Young Adults
Strong Link for Peds Obesity, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Zoledronate Lowers Fracture Risk in Women With Osteopenia
Review: Vitamin D Does Not Appear to Prevent Fractures, Falls
Payer Policies May Discourage Non-Pharma Tx for Low Back Pain
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Voluntary Recall of Robaxin 750 mg Due to Dosage Misprint
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Sport Specialization Tied to Pediatric Overuse Injury
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Tai Chi Effective at Reducing Number of Falls in Older Adults
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Fifteen Genetic Determinants of Fracture Identified
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Lower Post-Op Mortality With Hip Fx Surgery on Day of Admission
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Effective for Teen Low Back Pain
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Young, Growing Athletes at High Risk for ACL Injuries
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fx Repair Within 24 Hours
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
Obesity Worsens Skilled Nursing Facility Outcomes After Hip Fx
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Drop in Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation After Hip Fracture
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Lowering Default Number of Pills Can Reduce Prescribed Opioids
Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Tied to Knee OA in Women
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Empagliflozin Doesn't Up Risk of Bone Fractures
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Most Back Pain Patients Halt Opioid Use After Surgery
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Various Factors Affect Progress in Back-Related Leg Pain, Sciatica
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Greater Weight Loss Linked to Superior Outcomes in Knee OA
Binge Drinking Tied to Poorer Bone Health in Young Females
Negative Pressure Wound Tx No Benefit for Lower Limb Open Fx
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned
Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Senior CA Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy
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