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Program Cuts Opioid Use in Teens After Spinal Surgery for Scoliosis

Aug 15, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An intervention that involves preoperative patient education and smaller prescription quantity successfully reduces opioid use while maintaining pain control ...

Opioid Rx Down for Chronic Noncancer Pain, Cancer Pain in U.S. Adults

Aug 15, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid prescribing declined for both chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) and cancer pain between 2012 and 2019, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in P...

Vegetarian Women Have Increased Risk for Hip Fracture

Aug 13, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with regular meat eaters, vegetarians, but not occasional meat eaters or pescatarians, have an increased risk for hip fracture, according to a st...

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to bring out-of-pocket drug costs down for many U.S. seniors, but most of its benefits are not immediate. Under th...

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

Aug 09, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly two in five struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll....

Resistance Training May Improve Bone Health for Vegans

Aug 08, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Bone microarchitecture differs for vegans versus omnivores, but these differences are attenuated for participants reporting resistance training, according to...

Effect of Jarlsberg Cheese on Bone Anabolic Markers Examined

Aug 04, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Jarlsberg cheese consumption might have prophylactic effects on osteopenia and metabolic disease, and these effects appear to be specific to Jarlsberg cheese...

Just 8 Percent of Americans Lack Health Insurance, a Record Low

Aug 04, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans without health insurance continues to drop, reaching 8 percent in 2022 -- a record low. That leaves about 26 million people living i...

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private

Aug 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 Americans believe that medical privacy is a right and their health data should not be for sale, a new survey from the American Medical ...

Limited English Proficiency Tied to Worse Access to Health Care

Aug 01, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In adults, limited English proficiency (LEP) is associated with worse access to care, according to a study published online July 26 in the Journal of General I...

Vitamin D Supplement Does Not Reduce Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Jul 28, 2022

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among generally healthy midlife and older adults, fracture risk is not reduced in those who take supplemental vitamin D3 compared with placebo, according to...

Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care Nationwide

Jul 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A federal lawsuit out of Texas could end access to free lifesaving preventive health care services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with ...

Parental Leave Does Not Impact Residents' Subsequent Board Scores

Jul 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Taking extended leave during residency for parental or medical leave does not appear to impact subsequent board scores, according to a study published in t...

Parental Leave Does Not Impact Residents' Subsequent Board Scores

Jul 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Taking extended leave during residency for parental or medical leave does not appear to impact subsequent board scores, according to a study published in t...

FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

Jul 22, 2022

THURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin a comprehensive review of its food and tobacco programs amid a high-profile infant formula shortage and rec...

Early-Career Practice Patterns of Sports Medicine Trainees Studied

Jul 22, 2022

THURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For early-career sports medicine candidates, about 40 percent of the procedures they perform may be outside of the sports medicine subspecialty, according t...

NAMS Updates Position Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Jul 21, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and genitourinary syndrome of menopause, according to a position statemen...

Psychological Resilience Linked to Improved Walking After Hip Fracture

Jul 21, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults with hip fracture, higher levels of psychological resilience are associated with greater walking speed and distance 16 weeks later, accord...

Benefit of Viscosupplementation for Knee OA Questioned

Jul 15, 2022

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Viscosupplementation yields a small reduction in pain for knee osteoarthritis compared with placebo, which is less than the minimal clinically important bet...

Low Rate of Serious Adverse Events Linked to Shoulder Surgery

Jul 15, 2022

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for serious adverse events associated with common shoulder arthroscopy procedures is low, according to a study published online July 6 in The BMJ.J...