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Biomechanical Footwear May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes
One-Year Mortality High Following ED Visit for Overdose
Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
Opioid-Related Deaths Less Likely Among Cancer Patients
Cannabis Smoking May Increase Risk for Fungal Infection
Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries
Long-Term Physical Activity Not Tied to Knee Arthritis
Yoga + Medical Care Better for Episodic Migraines
Choice of Spinal Anesthesia Key to Early Ambulation After THA
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System
Racial Differences Found in Managing Children's Pain From Broken Bones
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Ergonomic Risk Factors Identified for Surgeons
Outcomes Better at One Year With Physical Therapy for Knee OA
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
Many Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Treating Pain
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
Risk Factors for Missed Appendicitis Diagnosis Identified
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
Prophylactic Manual Acupuncture Reduces Migraine Days
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
2017 to 2018 Saw Drop in Overdose Death Rates Involving Opioids
Sports Concussion Recovery May Be Slower Than Thought
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms May Up Health Risks in Drug Injectors
Surgery Superior to Nonoperative Care for Persistent Sciatica
Opioid Use Prior to Discharge After C-Section Tied to Later Use
Author Conflicts of Interest May Influence Cannabidiol Conclusions
Phone App Helps Cut Pain, Aid Functioning With Osteoarthritis
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Multipronged Postoperative Opioid Program Cuts Rx Length
Gulf War Illness Still Poses High Symptom Burden
Repeat ED Visits for Opioid-Related Emergencies on the Rise
Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men
Smartphone Use Linked to Increased Meds Required for Headache
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
Vitamin D Tied to Back Problems in Postmenopausal Women
Antibiotic, Opioid Rx Common With ED Visits for Dental Conditions
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students
Medication Treatment May Lower Risk for Opioid Overdose Death
Purdue Launches Ad Campaign for OxyContin Claims
Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
FDA Approves Voltaren Arthritis Pain, Pataday for OTC Use
U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
Brain MRIs ID Racial Differences in Pain Response
Prophylactic Migraine Treatment Has No Effect in Children
Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School
Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017
Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers
Kratom Seems Safe for Pain, Anxiety, Opioid Withdrawal
Cluster Headache Ups Sickness Absence, Disability Pension Days
Industry Ties May Bias Indoor Tanning Studies
Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Adults Aged ≥50
Adult Dental Patients Frequently Overprescribed Opioids
Altering Default Settings in EHR Influences Opioid Prescribing
Proactive Pain Management May Cut Postop Opioid Prescriptions
Opioid Prescribing Rates Down at State Level From 2010 to 2016
2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States
Many Patients Receive Guideline-Nonconcordant Care for Low Back Pain
Just a Few Providers Account for Large Number of Opioid Scripts
U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians
Naloxone Prescribing Increasing but Still Very Low
Virtual Physical Therapy Feasible Following Knee Replacement
Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted
Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
Full Impact of Drug Use on U.S. Mortality Not Captured by Data
ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes
Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Total Opioid Overdose Deaths Down With Medicaid Expansion
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
Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
2014 to 2016 Saw Decline in U.S. Adults Prescribed Opioids
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
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
Closures of Automotive Assembly Plants Tied to Opioid OD Deaths
Marijuana Use for MS Tied to Legal Permissiveness
Liposuction Benefits Women With Lipedema
Prescribing Practices Can Mitigate Opioid Overdose Risk for Teens
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Palliative Care Services Lagging Worldwide
Acupuncture, Acupressure May Help Cancer Patients Control Pain
FDA Approves Ubrelvy for Acute Migraine Treatment
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Sleep Fragmentation Linked to Odds of Migraine
Gabapentinoids, Opioids Combo Carries Risk for Breathing Problems
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
Misuse of Nonopioid Medications Appears to Be on the Rise in U.S.
Variability in Lumbar Fusion Surgery Driven by Patient Factors
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Benzodiazepines With Opioid Agonist Tx May Up Mortality Risk
Early Regional Anesthesia Effective for Extremity Injury Pain
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Remain High in U.S.
Palliative Care Reaching More Inpatients With Serious Illness
Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Factors Predict Adverse Opioid-Related Outcomes in Cancer Survivors
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Evidence Supports Use of High-Dose Aspirin for Migraine
Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk for Frailty in the Elderly
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
Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Lower Illicit Opioid Use for Chronic Pain
6.5 Percent of Adults Report Prescription Opioid Analgesic Use
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Ubrogepant Relieves Pain, Symptoms of Acute Migraine
About One in Three in ED for Low Back Pain Receive Imaging
Postpartum Opioid Prescription Rates Vary Widely by Hospital
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Implant Survival Poor for Converted 'Partial' Knee Replacements
Inhaled Cannabis Cuts Headache, Migraine Severity
Cancer Patients Need More Info on Side Effects of Radiation Tx
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Potentially Tainted Marijuana Sold in Colorado
Taking Multiple Fracture-Linked Meds Ups Risk for Hip Fracture
Dermatologists Issue Consensus Guideline for Opioid Prescribing
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
Ubrogepant Superior to Placebo for Migraine Pain Relief
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
ACR: Opioids Offer Only Minor Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis
ASN: Difelikefalin Improves Itch in CKD-Linked Pruritus
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Number of Cancer Patients Using Gabapentinoids Up Since 2005
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Increase Seen in Opioid-, Synthetic Opioid-Involved OD Deaths
Maltreatment in Childhood Ups Risk for Physical Pain in Young Women
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Prevalence of Pain Higher in Children With Autism
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
CDC: Drugs Involved in Overdose Deaths Varied Regionally in 2017
Google Searches for CBD Up Substantially
Knee, Hip Arthritis Increase Risk for Social Isolation in Elderly
One in Five Receive Opioid Rx After Cardiac Implant Procedure
Early Access to Chiropractors, PTs Tied to Decreased Long-Term Opioid Use
$260 Million Deal Averts First Federal Trial Over Opioids
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible
ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery
ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section
Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA
Experimental Growth Factor May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis
Opioid Crisis Cost United States $631 Billion Over Four Years
Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden
Opioids May Not Be Needed for Acute Pain Control After Vasectomy
Caution Urged When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers
Effects on Quality of Life Mixed for Tx of Multiple Myeloma
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Primary Care Appointment Time Impacts Prescribing of Opioids
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
eGFR Affects Risk for Opioid-Related Death, Hospitalization
Johnson & Johnson Settles Opioid Suit With Two Ohio Counties
Few Critical Care Nurses Feel Competent in Providing Palliative Care
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Many Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients Use Opioids
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Rate of Opioid Rx Increasing for Incisional Ocular Surgery
Marijuana Use Common Among Adults With Medical Conditions
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Patients With Rheumatic Disease Often Have Trouble Accessing Care
Purdue Files for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Crisis Suits
Continued Use Low Three Months After ED Opioid Rx for Acute Pain
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Affect Childhood Behavior
Patient Factors May Predict Opioid Use After Discharge
Screening for Opioid-Related Low Testosterone Underused
Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Purdue Pharma Tentatively Reaches Settlement in Opioid Lawsuits
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma Expected to File for Bankruptcy
Use of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk for Hypoglycemia
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
White House Announces Nearly $2 Billion in Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Cesarean Section Quality Initiative Cuts Opioid Use
Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly
CDC: January to July 2018 Saw Decrease in Opioid Deaths
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Axial SpA
Losing 20 lb Improves Knee Replacement Outcomes
DEA to Approve Dozens More Growers for Marijuana Research
OxyContin Maker Offers Up to $12 Billion to Settle Opioid Claims
Oklahoma Judge Fines Johnson & Johnson $572 Million Over Opioid Drug Crisis
Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis
Opioid Addiction Treatment Used More in States That Expanded Medicaid
Risk Factors ID'd for Worse QOL From Knee Osteoarthritis
Rx Size Predicts Persistent Opioid Use After Cardiothoracic Surgery
Facial Involvement in Primary Headaches Occurs Infrequently
Virtual Reality Program Reduces Pain in Hospitalized Patients
Use of Opioids + Cannabis Tied to Poorer Mental Health
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Evidence Supports Meds Used for Pain Relief in Pediatric Migraine
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Excess Caffeine May Be a Trigger for Episodic Migraine Headaches
No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
U.S. Hospital Patients Receive More Opioids Versus Other Countries
Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rate Higher in Urban Counties
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
New Opioid Rx Rules Coming for U.S. Employees' Health Plans
$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
Opioid Prescribing, New Persistent Use Down After Childbirth
Online Symptom Self-Management + Telehealth Aids Pain, Mood
FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims
Filgotinib Bests Placebo in Tx of Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica
Light Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis for Some in Cancer Tx
Opioid Rx Education Insufficient for Plastic Surgery Trainees
Sleep Disorders Up Health Care Visits, Costs for Low Back Pain
Supply of Opioids Predicts Long-Term Use in Injured Workers
Music Relieves Preop Anxiety Before Peripheral Nerve Block
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades
Intranasal Sufentanil Cuts Acute Trauma Pain Treated in the ED
Opioids Commonly Prescribed in Emergency Department for Gout
Prepregnancy Surgery Linked to Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms
Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Oliceridine Studied for IV Pain Relief After Abdominoplasty
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
Galcanezumab Can Cut Frequency of Cluster Headache Attacks
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Survey Reveals Gaps in Opioid Rx Patterns of Orthopedic Surgeons
Most Adult-Use Cannabis Customers Use for Pain, Sleep Relief
DOJ Asks Congress to Permanently Classify Fentanyl-Like Drugs
Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children
Tanezumab Improves Scores for Pain, Function in Osteoarthritis
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Irritable Bowel Symptoms Tied to Intestinal, Brain Abnormalities
Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Progressive Muscle Relaxation App Tied to Fewer Migraines
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
U.S. Dentists Prescribe Opioids More Often Than U.K. Dentists
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED
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