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Article ID: 700843

Opioid controlled substance agreements safely reduce health care visits, Mayo study finds

Mayo Clinic

The medical community has long known that patients on long-term opioid therapy often have significantly more health care visits. But adhering to a standardized care process model for opioid prescriptions appears to reduce the overall number of health care visits for these patients while maintaining safety, shows new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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20-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700779

More Doctor Visits Lead to Less Suicide Attempts for Fibromyalgia Patients

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700687

What to Know About Sickle Cell Anemia

Orlando Health

Healthy red blood cells are round, but for those with sickle cell disease, the red blood cells become sticky and hard because of an abnormal amount of protein in the blood. The red blood cells form the shape of a sickle, or crescent.

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18-Sep-2018 2:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 700501

NYU Meyers’ Joyce Anastasi Receives $3.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Non-Pharmacologic Treatment for Neuropathic Pain in People with HIV

New York University

Joyce Anastasi, PhD, DrNP, FAAN, Independence Foundation Professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, was awarded a $3.5 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether stimulating acupuncture points can help manage HIV-related neuropathic pain.

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13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700443

What If Needle Pokes Didn't Hurt? Hospital Implements Strategies to Eliminate or Reduce Needle Pain in Kids

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A major US children's hospital introduced a first-of-its-kind project to eliminate or reduce pain from elective needle procedures in all infants and children, reports a study in PAIN Reports®, part of a special issue on research innovations in pediatric pain. The official open-access journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), PAIN Reports is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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12-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700436

Poorest Americans Most Likely to Have Used Prescription Opioids — and Most Users View Opioids Positively

University at Buffalo

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis. The study also raises important questions about access to pain management options for the disadvantaged in the current climate of the opioid epidemic.

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12-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700194

Rheumatology Leaders to CMS: E/M Service Cuts Would Compromise Patient Access to Care & Exacerbate Workforce Shortage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) cautioned policymakers against implementing a proposal to reduce physician reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) services, arguing that doing so could severely compromise patient access to care and further exacerbate the growing rheumatology workforce shortage.

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7-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700166

‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 700105

Harvard Medical School Announces 2018 Media Fellows

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2018 fellows for its annual Media Fellowship program, Sept. 24-28. The program, now in its 21st year, brings top health and science journalists together with preeminent researchers and physician-scientists for a weeklong educational immersion.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 10:30 AM EDT

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