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Deeper Medicare Cuts Won't Reduce the $50B Spending on Older Adult Falls

Cutting physical therapy reimbursement is bad for patients and bad for spending

Aug 10, 2023
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Can Aromatherapy Relax Post-Op Patients?

Cardiac surgery patients report better sleep after inhaling peppermint essence

Aug 03, 2023
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Novel Drug Reduces Acute Pain After Common Surgeries

Investigational sodium channel blocker shows benefit in two trials

Aug 02, 2023
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DOJ Goes After PA for Amniotic Fluid Injections

Prosecutors called shots a "dubious attempt at pain management"

Jul 25, 2023
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What's Your Risk of Coronary Artery Disease?; Chronic Pain Prediction Score

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Jul 15, 2023
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Imaging for Back and Joint Pain: Overuse Is an International Problem

Australian primary care docs love to order scans, just like their American counterparts

Jul 07, 2023
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Gabapentinoid, Opioid Prescriptions Rose in Older Patients After Surgery

Almost all procedures had an increase in both types of prescribing, Medicare data showed

Jun 16, 2023
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Abortion Pill Could Help With Chronic Gynecologic Condition

Randomized trial showed mifepristone was safe, effective for pain symptoms of adenomyosis

Jun 12, 2023
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'If the Narcan Isn't Working, Give More' and Other Myths About Naloxone Use

In non-responsive patients, think polysubstance use, says addiction treatment expert Kelly Ramsey

Jun 02, 2023
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Chronic Pain Detected in the Brain for the First Time

Real-world signals were seen mostly in the orbitofrontal cortex

May 22, 2023
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Unemployment, Depression Tied to Pain Frequency in Sickle Cell Disease

But the pain "does not discriminate on two key socioeconomic markers, researchers find

May 22, 2023
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Chronic Pain Incidence Is High in the U.S.

New cases occur more frequently than other conditions, and often persist

May 17, 2023
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1 in 3 Doctors Sued; Sleep Apnea Dangers; Tainted Arthritis Products

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

May 11, 2023
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Diabetes and Poor Diet; Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatment

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Apr 29, 2023
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