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Optimizing Migraine Care | Feature

The American Headache Society (AHS) recently joined the Choosing Wisely initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine in an effort to draw attention to tests and

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Migraine & Stroke Risk | Feature

A study has found that migraine appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke among active smokers but not for non-smokers. Encouraging smoking cessation may be critical to improving outcomes for migraineurs.

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CME: Opioid Use & Infant Outcomes | Feature

Prescription opioid use in pregnancy appears to be common and increases risks for neonatal complications, according to a study. Several factors appear to increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns of women using opioids during pregnancy.

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Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

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New type of oxycodone abuse causing spike in heart infections | Feature

The Ontario government banned OxyContin a few years ago to curb rampant abuse of it. But now are now seeing people abuse the drug’s “tamper-proof” replacement –

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Conference Highlights: APS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at APS 2016, the American Pain Society’s annual meeting, from May 11 to 14 in Austin, TX. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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12 Opioid Prescribing Recommendations: 2016 Guidelines from the CDC | Feature

The CDC issued new 2016 guidelines this week for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain for patients 18 and older. Here are the 12 recommendations. Determining When to

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Prescription Drugs & Sexual Behaviors | Feature

According to recent research, the rates of overdose and death relating to non-medical use of prescription drugs, especially painkiller medications, are rising in the United States. “Prescription

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Assessing Patient Understanding of NSAIDs | Feature

According to recent data, about 123 million prescriptions are filled each year for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the United States. Data also show that approximately one-third

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Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

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Opioid-Use-Infant-FEATURE

Opioid Use & Infant Outcomes | Feature

Prescription opioid use in pregnancy appears to be common and increases risks for neonatal complications, according to a study. Several factors appear to increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns of women using opioids during pregnancy.

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AlternativeTherapy-ChronicPain-Feature

CME: Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain | Feature

New research shows that patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many do not tell their physicians about it. Efforts are needed to better communicate the treatments being used by patients to manage this pain.

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CME: Enhancing Recovery After Back Surgery | Feature

A short series of phone conversations with trained counselors appears to substantially enhance recovery and reduce pain in patients after they have undergone spinal surgery. The phone calls can reinforce the value of adhering to physical therapy and back-strengthening exercise regimens and are a relatively inexpensive and simple intervention.

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Simplifying ED Pain Management | Feature

A pain protocol that is based on titration of 1 mg intravenous hydromorphone and is driven solely by patient response to a simple standardized question appears to increase patient satisfaction regarding analgesia among those being care for in the ED.

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EnhancingRecovery-BackSurgery-Feature

Enhancing Recovery After Back Surgery | Feature

A short series of phone conversations with trained counselors appears to substantially enhance recovery and reduce pain in patients after they have undergone spinal surgery. The phone calls can reinforce the value of adhering to physical therapy and back-strengthening exercise regimens and are a relatively inexpensive and simple intervention.

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Opioids: Future Use Among Adolescents | Feature

Opioids are potent narcotics that benefit patients with pain, but legitimate use of these agents has been linked to increased risks of long-term opioid use and possible

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AlternativeTherapy-ChronicPain-Feature

Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain | Feature

New research shows that patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many do not tell their physicians about it. Efforts are needed to better communicate the treatments being used by patients to manage this pain.

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Perioperative Multimodal Pain Relief | Feature

According to recent reports, about 2.1 million people in the United States suffer from substance use disorders relating to prescription opioids, and the number of unintentional overdose

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Conference Highlights: AAPM 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AAPM 2016, the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s annual meeting, from February 18 to 21 in Palm Springs, California. The features below

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CME: Opioid Misuse, Abuse, & Addiction | Feature

A recent systematic review provides clinicians with guidance regarding the possible average rates of opioid misuse and addiction. The research also highlights areas in need of further clarification in future research on the growing epidemic.

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