Orthopedics News

Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment
CDC: Benzodiazepines Prescribed at 27 Office Visits Per 100 Adults
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Most Eligible Knees Not Being Replaced in Timely Manner
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Hand, Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Rate of Electronic Scooter Injuries Increased From 2014 to 2018
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver
Decision Aids May Not Reduce Odds of Hip, Knee Arthroplasty
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Ambient Air Pollution Linked to Lower Bone Mineral Content
Mental Distress, Depression Prevalent in Adults With Arthritis
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
MIV-711 No Better Than Placebo for Pain Relief in Knee OA
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Prescribing Practices Can Mitigate Opioid Overdose Risk for Teens
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
First Generic Applications of Eliquis Approved
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Vitamin D Supplementation Alone May Not Reduce Fracture Risk
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
Variability in Lumbar Fusion Surgery Driven by Patient Factors
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Cannabis Use Disorder May Up Risk of Perioperative Heart Attack
Spine Surgery Safely Performed in Some Very Elderly Patients
Obesity, Smoking Do Not Impact Long-Term Healing of Wrist Fractures
Frailty May Worsen Outcomes in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Mental Health Disorders May Affect Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes
Trampoline-Related Pediatric Fractures Increased 2008 Through 2017
Strength Training Tied to Less Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
About One in Three in ED for Low Back Pain Receive Imaging
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Deep Learning Models Can Help Interpret Chest Radiographs
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Implant Survival Poor for Converted 'Partial' Knee Replacements
Fracture Risk Increased in Adults With Atopic Eczema
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Taking Multiple Fracture-Linked Meds Ups Risk for Hip Fracture
Rates of Joint Surgery Higher With Psoriatic Arthritis
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
Weight Loss Tied to Loss of Hip Bone Density in Older Adults
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
Less Sleep Tied to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
High-Risk Surgical Patients Benefit From Teaching Hospitals
ACR: Opioids Offer Only Minor Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis
Race, Poverty Not Tied to Knee Replacement Outcomes
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Low-Intensity Warfarin Not Noninferior in Hip, Knee Surgery
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Coronary Calcium Score May ID CV Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk for Vertebral Fractures
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Common Sites of Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis ID'd on US
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Physical Activity May Lower Postmenopausal Fracture Risk
No Link Found Between Teen Contact Sports, Later Mental Health Issues
Google Searches for CBD Up Substantially
Knee, Hip Arthritis Increase Risk for Social Isolation in Elderly
Poor Health Literacy Tied to More Hardships Among Cancer Survivors
Limited English Proficiency May Worsen Chronic Disease Outcome
Early Access to Chiropractors, PTs Tied to Decreased Long-Term Opioid Use
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children
Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA
Experimental Growth Factor May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis
Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden
Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop
Recommendations Developed for Preventing Secondary Fractures
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
Statins Tied to Osteoporosis in Dose-Dependent Manner
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Review: E-Stim Devices May Increase Spinal Fusion Rates
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Medicaid Pays 75 Percent of What Medicare Pays for Spine Surgeries
Factors Predict Low BMD in Pediatric Blood Cancer Survivors
Risk Calculator Can Help Predict Postmenopausal Morbidity
Urinary Catheters Not Needed for Joint Replacement Surgery
Medicare Spends More Than $6 Billion on Secondary Fractures
Sports Specialization Ups Injury Risk, Especially in Girls
Outcomes Similar With Hip Arthroplasty, Hemiarthroplasty
Serum IL-35 Levels Tied to Bone Loss With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Multifaceted Home-Based PT Does Not Aid Walking After Hip Fracture
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images
Cancer Survival Increasing in High-Income Countries
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Hearing Aid Use Tied to Lower Risk for Dementia, Depression, Falls
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Ultrasonography Helps Differentiate Arthritis Types
Deep Infections Occur in 6 Percent of Knee Fracture Repairs
eScooter-Related Injuries Have Increased Over Time
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Axial SpA
Losing 20 lb Improves Knee Replacement Outcomes
CT Scan Screen for Lung Cancer Can ID Smoking-Related Diseases
Risk Factors ID'd for Worse QOL From Knee Osteoarthritis
Family History of Diabetes Tied to Higher BMD in Normoglycemia
FDA Approves Tether Device to Correct Idiopathic Scoliosis
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
NSAIDs Contribute to Increased CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
Bone Health Management Key in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Risk for Cardiovascular Deaths Increased With Hip, Knee OA
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
Work-Related Injuries Up Suicide and Drug-Related Death
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Sling, PT May Be OK for Two-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures
Minor Changes in BMD Seen With Tenofovir PrEP in Short Term
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica
Sleep Disorders Up Health Care Visits, Costs for Low Back Pain
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