Pain

Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

CME/CE: Initial Opioid Use & Long-Term Risks

Initial Opioid Use & Long-Term Risks | Feature

Early opioid prescribing patterns appear to be associated with long-term use of these drugs, according to a study. The findings may help clinicians to minimize the risk of inadvertently initiating long-term opioid use.

Linking Concussions to the Brain’s Ability to Process Sound | Feature

The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain’s ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2016 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

CME/CE: Knee Osteoarthritis: Guidelines for Surgery | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has unveiled a new clinical practice guideline for adults undergoing surgery to improve motion and relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis.

Knee Osteoarthritis: Guidelines for Surgery | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has unveiled a new clinical practice guideline for adults undergoing surgery to improve motion and relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis.

Migraine Sufferers Have Significantly More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in Their Mouths | Feature

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify

CE: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

According to current estimates, the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, and this increase occurred in parallel with

Why wounds heal more slowly with age | Feature

Older bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers.

Barriers Identified in Current Knee Osteoarthritis Care | Feature

Most frequently cited barriers were in domains of patient and health care professional

Ultra-long acting pill releases daily doses of medicine for a month | Feature

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

Electrical Stimulation for Back Pain | Feature

Chronic low back pain is a highly prevalent and disabling musculoskeletal pain condition, especially among older adults. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a treatment option for

An Opioid Therapy Compliance Checklist | Feature

New data show that the Opioid Compliance Checklist appears to be a reliable and valid screening tool to help detect current and future aberrant drug-related behaviors.

CME: Examining Medicare Prescribing of Painkillers | Feature

Recent data show that opioid prescribing for Medicare Part D patients is a widespread practice. Efforts to curtail opioid overprescribing must address a broad group of prescribers to be effective.

Knowingly taking placebo pills eases pain, study finds | Feature

A new study is the first to demonstrate beneficial placebo effect for lower back pain sufferers who knew they were taking ‘fake pills.’ Patients who knowingly took

Analyzing Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement | Feature

Your dear friend has had pain in her left hip for the past decade, and it has only gotten worse. Her films show severe osteoarthritis, even though

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