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Physical Therapy Informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Improves Chronic Low Back Pain
Physical Therapy Informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Improves Chronic Low Back PainJuly 5, 2019 9:04 pmPhysical therapy informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PACT) may reduce short-term but not long-term disability compared with standard treatment in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a study published in the Journal of Pain. Read More
Price transparency is exactly what the doctor ordered
Price transparency is exactly what the doctor orderedJuly 5, 2019 9:03 pmOn behalf of doctors across America and their patients, I am writing to underscore the importance of the executive order President Trump signed this week on “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare.” Everyone will benefit from this, save for those who profit from keeping Americans in the dark. Read More
Imbalanced Microbiome Related to Symptoms of Pain and Mood
Imbalanced Microbiome Related to Symptoms of Pain and MoodJuly 5, 2019 9:02 pmPatients with an imbalanced microbiome may have increased pain and mood symptoms, and regulating the gut with probiotics and a modified diet may reduce these symptoms, according to research presented at the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Annual Meeting, held June 18-23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More
The thriving, legally questionable market for synthetic urine
The thriving, legally questionable market for synthetic urineJuly 5, 2019 9:01 pmThe economics, origins, and future of fake pee. Read More
Reduced Sleep Quality in Chronic, Episodic Cluster Headache
Reduced Sleep Quality in Chronic, Episodic Cluster HeadacheJuly 5, 2019 8:59 pmPatients with vs without episodic or chronic cluster headache may have reduced sleep quality, possibly due to the occurrence of nocturnal headache attacks, according to a study published in Headache. Read More
The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses
The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and NursesJune 21, 2019 2:54 pmOne resource seems infinite and free: the professionalism of caregivers.Read More
Financial, Organizational Implications of Physician Burnout Reviewed
Financial, Organizational Implications of Physician Burnout ReviewedJune 21, 2019 2:52 pmPhysician burnout affects not only the quality of patient care but also leads to a significant financial burden on both a national and organizational level, according to study results published in Annals of Internal Medicine.Read More
WHO Recognizes Chronic Pain as Disease With New Coding System
WHO Recognizes Chronic Pain as Disease With New Coding SystemJune 21, 2019 2:51 pmThe World Health Organization has adopted a new classification system for chronic pain, assigning it the code ICD-11 in a revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). It’s the first time the ICD will include a specific diagnostic code for chronic pain, along with sub-codes for several common chronic pain conditions.Read More
Toward a Healthy Relationship with Opioids
Toward a Healthy Relationship with OpioidsJune 21, 2019 2:48 pmIn the June 14th Wall Street Journal, Johns Hopkins University bioethicist Travis Rieder, in an excellent essay, shared with readers his battle with pain resulting from a devastating accident, the effectiveness of opioids in controlling the pain, and the hell he went through when he was too rapidly tapered off of the opioids...Read More
Lumbar CT-Guided Corticosteroid Infiltration May Effectively Alleviate Refractory Low Back Pain
Lumbar CT-Guided Corticosteroid Infiltration May Effectively Alleviate Refractory Low Back PainJune 21, 2019 2:44 pmLumbar computed tomography (CT)-guided corticosteroid infiltration may effectively alleviate refractory low back pain associated with a number of conditions, including disk herniation, lumbar stenosis, and spondyloarthrosis, according to a retrospective study...Read More

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