Month: February 2012

Chronic Pain: Analyzing the Public Health Burden

There has been greater recognition over the past several decades of the pervasiveness of poorly assessed, poorly treated chronic pain, culminating recently in an Institute of Medicine report quantifying this healthcare issue....

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Preventing Falls in the Elderly: Updated Guidelines

Falls are one of the most common health problems experienced by older adults and are a common cause of loss of functional independence. Studies show that unintended injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the elderly,...

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Addressing the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Antibiotic-resistant infections cost the healthcare system more than $20 billion annually and result in more than 8 million additional days in the hospital. Overcoming the crisis will require comprehensive, multipronged...

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Guideline Adherence & Post-Mastectomy Radiation Use

Radiation therapy after mastectomy is not always necessary for women with low-risk breast cancer, but it is frequently recommended for high-risk breast cancers. For intermediate breast cancers, use of radiation therapy after...

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