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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Have a Greater Role in National Response to Opioid Epidemic

As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in terms of practice authority, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority, according to the 32nd Annual...
24-Jan-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

For Low Back Pain in Older Adults, Treatment Doesn’t Match Guidelines

Many Medicare patients with new episodes of low back pain receive care inconsistent with current guidelines – including high use of opioids and advanced imaging tests, reports a study in the February issue of Medical Care. The journal is published...
23-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer to Publish Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it will begin publishing the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) under its Lippincott portfolio as part of a new partnership with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)...
16-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virtual Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement Brings Similar Outcomes, Lower Costs

A virtual system for in-home physical therapy (PT) provides good outcomes for patients undergoing rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) – with lower costs than traditional in-person PT, reports a study in the January 15, 2020...
16-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Black Patients Have Worse Outcomes of Lower Spinal Fusion Surgery

Black patients undergoing lumbar (lower) spinal fusion surgery have worse outcomes – including higher complication rates, more hospital days, and higher costs – compared to white patients, suggests a study in Spine. The journal is published in...
15-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

Low-Fat Diet Linked to Lower Testosterone Levels in Men

For the many men diagnosed with testosterone deficiency, losing weight can help increase testosterone levels. But certain diets – specifically a low-fat diet – may be associated with a small but significant reduction in testosterone, suggests a...
10-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Harnessing Biology and Technology to Develop New Depression Treatments – Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to the special January/February issue of...
9-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder – PAIN Reports® Presents Update on Rare Neurological Disorder

Imagine living with unwanted sexual arousals, occurring unexpectedly and repeatedly, unrelated to any sexual desire or pleasure. That’s the situation for women with a rare and disabling condition called persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD),...
9-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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