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Chronic Pain Incidence Is High in the U.S.

New cases occur more frequently than other conditions, and often persist

May 17, 2023
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Negative Effects of Trauma May Persist for Decades After the Incident

Increased risk of death, immune illness, cancer in trauma-exposed versus unexposed twins

May 17, 2023
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Should Doctors Work From Home?

It certainly won't fix everything, but working from home deserves a place in the schedule

May 15, 2023
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FDA OKs Hormone-Free Pill for Hot Flashes

First-in-class drug works by blocking the NK3 receptor, which plays role in regulating body temp

May 12, 2023
FDA APPROVED fezolinetant (Veozah) over a photo of a mature woman on a couch fanning herself.
Weighing the Consequences of Weight-Loss Drugs

We need more discussion of the potential harms

May 12, 2023
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FDA Panel Backs Needle-Free Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis

Choice of alternative route with nasal spray outweighs possible risks, panelists say

May 12, 2023
FDA ADCOMM epinephrine nasal spray (neffy) over a photo of a man holding this nasal spray
Daytime Sleepiness Drugs of Varying Performance in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Solriamfetol had particularly strong showing in network meta-analysis

May 08, 2023
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CMS Official Sees Rosy Future for ACOs

Agency stands by its full-steam-ahead goals around accountable care

May 08, 2023
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Novel Hormone Replacer Holds Up Long-Term for Hypoparathyroidism

But drug remains in regulatory limbo

May 08, 2023
AACE over a photo of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
The Patient Case Against Requiring Medical Chaperones

What sounds good in theory falls short in practice

May 07, 2023
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Medicaid Expansion Seen Lifting Colon Cancer Screening for Low-Income People

But not a cure-all in states boosting eligibility

May 06, 2023
DDW over a photo of McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
Screen for Latent TB Infection, USPSTF Says

Adults at increased risk for tuberculosis should be screened

May 02, 2023
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It Ain't Worth a Thing If You Don't Got That (Follow-up) Swing

We must do better at making sure patients connect with their care managers

May 01, 2023
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Sublingual Vaccine Shows Promise in Women With Recurrent UTIs

40% of women who received a 3-month course of MV140 had no UTIs during 9-month follow-up

May 01, 2023
AUA over a photo of McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois
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