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Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Stopping Treatment for Opioid Dependence | News Brief

Components of race, ethnicity, employment play a role in opioid use disorders. Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to

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Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

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Dangerous Superbug Spreading in US Hospitals | Feature

Bacteria may be spreading more stealthily than existing surveillance can detect. Researchers from Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT found that the class of bacteria, CREs

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Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money | Feature

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.

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CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides | Feature

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

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The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

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diabetes-prevalence-trends_feature

Recent Trends in Triglycerides | Feature

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

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CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health | Feature

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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Chronic Pain & Mental Health | Feature

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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Social, Economic, Personal-Care Factors Play Role in Readmission Risk | Feature

Hospitals find that social determinants of health and disability raise readmission risk. Once a patient is released from a hospital, the caretakers do not want to see

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Pictures Could be the Key to Prevent Prescription Drug Tragedies | Feature

New research reveals pictograms on Rx drug labels help seniors understand medication instructions. Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and

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

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

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Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

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

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

As opioid prescribing has increased over the past two decades, the United States healthcare system has also seen rising rates of overdoses and addiction treatment resulting from

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Single fecal transplant no more effective than standard of care | Feature

This is the first study of its kind to compare fecal transplant to the current standard of care for RCDI. Researchers at the University Health Network have

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CDC: 2016-2017 Flu Activity Now Widespread in 8 States | Feature

Influenza activity increased in the United States from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24 with eight states and the U.S. territory Guam reporting widespread activity, according to a

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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.

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Post-Op Complications Measurements Differ, Mayo Clinic Study Finds | Feature

How do medical professionals determine whether or not a patient has experienced a post-operative complication? A team of Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers has published results of

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Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians: Who Fares Better? | Feature

Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians? In a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers examined nationally representative data of

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CME/CE: Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship | Feature

Infectious disease experts have developed a guideline on implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. The document emphasizes the customization of interventions based on local needs and resources.

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