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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
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
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