Neurology

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

Sleep Recommendations for Children | Feature

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement of endorsement supporting guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that outline recommended sleep duration for

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room | Feature

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

Mayo Clinic Provides Answers on Life Expectancy for People with Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia | News Brief

A new Mayo Clinic study in today’s JAMA Neurology has some answers for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism and Parkinson’s

Acute Treatments for Pediatric Migraine | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 children and adolescents present to the ED each year with a complaint of headaches. At the time when these patients present

Urine Drug Tests: Effective for Uncovering Opioid Misuse But Easy To Cheat On | Feature

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains the urine-drug testing that numerous businesses and physicians

Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature

Both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy appear to improve back pain and functional limitations among adults with chronic low back pain.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

Time Trends in Parkinson Incidence | Feature

Despite progress, the long-term time trends for PD remain uncertain.

#PWChat Live on Twitter | Feature

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Research indicates that about 40% to 50% of those who undergo chemotherapy for cancer develop “chemo brain,” a condition in which patients exhibit signs of cognitive dysfunction.

Reducing Risks for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy | Feature

For physicians who treat epilepsy, keeping patients focused on the positive—the promise of a normal, healthy life if seizures are controlled—may mean that difficult but important conversations

Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

The Relationship Between Menopause & Migraines | Feature

Current estimates show that about 12% of people in the United States experience migraines, with women being three times more likely than men to suffer these headaches.

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

Utilizing Digital Apps to Evaluate Dementia | Feature

Many individuals with dementia are not diagnosed in early stages, when interventions and planning may be most effective.

Alzheimer’s & Pain Perceptions | Feature

Research shows that Alzheimer’s disease, in general, is a risk factor for the under-treatment of pain. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the impact of AD on psychophysiological factors that influence the pain experience.

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