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Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Knee Pain Not Tied to Activity Levels in Knee Osteoarthritis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Acupressure Reduces Lasting Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
Four-to-Seven-Day Opioid Rx Likely Sufficient for Acute Pain Treatment
Dual Receipt of Opioids Tied to Increased Risk for OD Death
Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery
Menopause Symptoms Linked to Chronic Pain in Midlife
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Rate of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Opioid-Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Since Early 2000s, Overdose Death Rates Are Highest in U.S.
Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Acupuncture Alleviates Moderate-to-Severe Menopause Symptoms
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Higher Optimism Tied to Lower Odds of Pain After Deployment
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants
Parents Conflicted About Opioid Use in Children
Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
Long-Term Opioid Use With OA Varies Across States
Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing
Discontinuing TNFi Before Gestational Week 20 Is Feasible
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Also Benefits Chronic Pain
Patient Attitude Tied to Physical Therapy Outcomes
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Many Medical Cannabis Users Drive While Under the Influence
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
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain
Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Communication
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms
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
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
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
FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment
AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity
Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
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
CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Naloxone Products Stay Effective Long After Expiration Date
New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number
FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long-Term Opioid Use
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations
ACR: Ixekizumab Tops Placebo in Axial Spondyloarthritis
ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery
Payer Policies May Discourage Non-Pharma Tx for Low Back Pain
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Risk of Opioid-Benzodiazepine Overlap Up for Dual Prescribing
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
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
Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
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
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Combo Therapy Not Needed If Low RA Disease Activity Achieved
Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients
MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals
Mortality for Unintentional Drug Poisonings Up Since 1979
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
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