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Bone Markers as Screening Strategy for Patient Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications | News Brief

A new position paper proposes measuring specific bone turnover markers (BTMs) in patients who have initiated use of oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

Study: Running Actually Lowers Inflammation in Knee Joints | News Brief

Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee

Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls | News Brief

Researcher: States could revisit regulations on NPs to help meet demand. Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties

Increasing Calcium Intake Unlikely to Boost Bone Health or Prevent Fractures | News Brief

Diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture prevention. Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Sudden Drop in Temperature Increases Risk of Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Researchers discover more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. According to calculations, a cold week with an average temperature below zero degree Celsius

Weather Plays No Part in Aches and Pains | News Brief

Studies disprove a long-standing opinion on cold weather and pain. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said: “The belief that pain and inclement

Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

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

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | News Brief

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

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

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.

Linking Concussions to the Brain’s Ability to Process Sound | Feature

The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain’s ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2016 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

CME/CE: Knee Osteoarthritis: Guidelines for Surgery | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has unveiled a new clinical practice guideline for adults undergoing surgery to improve motion and relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis.

Knee Osteoarthritis: Guidelines for Surgery | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has unveiled a new clinical practice guideline for adults undergoing surgery to improve motion and relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis.

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