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Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treatment persistent pain in this unique patient population.

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cancer-oncology-patient

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.

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doctor-patient-exam-room-physician-elderly-old

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

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GenderDisparities-AcutePE-Feature

Examining Gender Disparities in Urology | Feature

A common perception in urology is that female urologists encounter gender-based role assignments and tend to care for more women and female-specific urological issues more often than male urologists.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

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.

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HIV-infect-cell

Cancer Burden for Aging US HIV Population Expected to Shift | News Brief

As the population of people living with HIV in the United States ages, the burden of cancer for these patients is expected to shift away from cancers

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Repeat--Operations-After-Breast--Conservation--Surgery-FEATURE-IMAGE

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations | Feature

Experts have released recommendations on the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The document emphasizes ensuring that candidates understand the data about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, including a lack of survival benefit, as well as possible benefits, complications, and alternatives to this procedure.

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Lavender color ribbon, symbolising awareness for all cancers. February 4th, world cancer day.

Annual Report Says Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline | News Brief

Special section on survival finds significant improvement for all but two cancer sites.

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SexDiff-CardiacRisks-Feature

Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Among Doctors | Feature

New research suggests that about 30% of female doctors have faced sexual harassment from superiors and colleagues during their careers, and many more perceive gender bias at work. The findings highlight the need for greater efforts to achieve gender equity in medicine.

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Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer | News Brief

Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according

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cancer-cell-oncology

Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer? | News Brief

Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study.

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QA-EHRs-MI-Feature-1080x663

Treating Hard-to-Reach Patients with Health Information Exchanges & Mobile Devices | Feature

A survey indicates that several factors appear to be associated with a willingness to engage in mobile health information exchanges. This information should be considered when developing and tailoring mobile technologies for patient-clinician communication.

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weight-lifting-exercise-health-workingout-elderly-old-women-aerobic

How Physical Activity Can Impact Your Risk of Cancer | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Male anatomy of human organs in x-ray view

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect | Feature

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery,

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Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer | Feature

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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aspiring-use-for-CVD-Prevention-FEATURE-IMAGE

How Aspirin Can Be Used to Help Fight Cancer | News Brief

Studies abound that point to a role for plain old aspirin in keeping deadly cancers at bay. While aspirin is not yet part of mainstream treatment for

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AgainstMedicalAdvice1

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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