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#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies

New Vaccine Could Someday Fight the Effects of Opioid Combinations | News Brief

Substance abuse is a continuing problem in the U.S., particularly with heroin and other opioids, to the point of being an epidemic. Treatments exist, but far too

Drug Used to Combat Opioid Addiction is Being Underprescribed | News Brief

Access to counseling for patients, mentoring for physicians could help increase use, survey says.

John Hopkins Study Confirms Most Prescribed Opioid Pills Go Unused | News Brief

In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

Older Adults Who Eat Yogurt Linked to Better Bone Health | News Brief

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a

The Overuse of NSAIDs | News Brief

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

What To Do with Your Leftover Pain Drugs | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

CME/CE: Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

Meditation Could be a Cheaper Alternative to Traditional Pain Medication, Study Suggests | News Brief

Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to research by Leeds Beckett University. Results of the study suggest that

Reducing Opioid-Related Visits | Feature

Unintentional overdose involving opioids has become a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. “Notwithstanding, several interventions promoted to address opioid-related morbidity and mortality, but

Researchers Develop Game Changing Strategy for Pain Relief | News Brief

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and this figure is expected to grow, driven by the increased life expectancy, increasing incidence of diabetes and cancer, combined with better survival rates, often leaving patients with severe and poorly treated pain.

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

Surgery & Opioid Dependence Risk | News Brief

Opioid-naïve patients undergoing surgery appear to be at higher risk for subsequent chronic opioid use. Clinicians should closely monitor these patients whenever they receive opioids during the postoperative period.

What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room | Feature

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2 | Feature

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 7 at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

Acute Treatments for Pediatric Migraine | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 children and adolescents present to the ED each year with a complaint of headaches. At the time when these patients present

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