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Could a simple shot be a breakthrough treatment for PTSD?
Could a simple shot be a breakthrough treatment for PTSD?June 21, 2019 2:41 pmStellate ganglion block therapy has helped a number of soldiers deal with PTSD and now they're calling for it to be used more widely. Bill Whitaker reports, Sunday on 60 Minutes.Read More
To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over
To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start OverJune 13, 2019 12:36 pmMike Morrison hardly looks like a revolutionary. He's wearing a dark suit and has short hair. But we're about to enter a world of conformity that hasn't changed in decades — maybe even a century. And in there, his vision seems radical.Read More
Cause of Your Sciatic Pain May Be In The Butt, Not The Back
Cause of Your Sciatic Pain May Be In The Butt, Not The BackJune 13, 2019 12:35 pmCan sitting too much become a pain in the butt? “Maybe,” says interventional pain management specialist Kaliq Chang MD of the New Jersey-based Atlantic Spine Center, “but a sedentary lifestyle is probably just one of multiple potential causes of piriformis syndrome...."Read More
How did we let insurance companies get so intimately involved with patient care?
How did we let insurance companies get so intimately involved with patient care?June 13, 2019 12:34 pmEvery day, all day long, we are faced with these obstacles, sometimes small annoyances are placed in our way, sometimes major barriers or nearly insurmountable hurdles and barricades impede progress towards care.Read More
Employed vs independent doctors: Numbers don’t tell the whole story
Employed vs independent doctors: Numbers don’t tell the whole storyJune 13, 2019 12:33 pmThe news comes as no surprise: “For the first time in the United States, employed physicians outnumber self-employed physicians,” says a new study released this month by the American Medical Association. Read More
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Factors Associated With Epidural Steroid Outcome
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Factors Associated With Epidural Steroid OutcomeJune 13, 2019 12:30 pmAlthough inciting events are commonly reported by patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy, these may not be associated with outcomes following epidural steroid injection, according to a study published in Pain Medicine. Read More
Tech Companies Respond To The Opioid Crisis Whilst Pharma Executives Face Criminal Charges
Tech Companies Respond To The Opioid Crisis Whilst Pharma Executives Face Criminal ChargesJune 13, 2019 12:28 pmThe CDC estimates the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse in the US is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of health care, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.Read More
Glycoanalysis Enzyme
Glycoanalysis EnzymeJune 13, 2019 12:27 pmChondroitinase ABC can be used for in vivo/vitro models of CNS damage/repair (perineuronal net removal and neural regeneration), glycoanalysis, and disc degeneration and discogenic low back pain (LBP) models.Read More
American Pain Society Likely to File for Bankruptcy
American Pain Society Likely to File for BankruptcyJune 4, 2019 10:13 amThe board of directors of the American Pain Society (APS) is recommending to its members that the organization cease operations and file for bankruptcy, PNN has learned... Although many of its members are researchers and academics who are investigating non-opioid treatments for pain, the APS has been named as a defendant in numerous “spurious lawsuits” involving opioid prescriptions.Read More
Hospitals Accused Of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks In Quest For Patients
Hospitals Accused Of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks In Quest For PatientsJune 4, 2019 10:11 amHospitals are eager to get particular specialists on staff because they bring in business that can be highly profitable. But those efforts, if they involve unusually high salaries or other enticements, can violate federal anti-kickback laws. Read More

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