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Stanford’s WellMD Center blazes a trail to promote joy in medicine, combat burnout

February 18, 2019
Physician burnout has become a topic of interest in the medical community in recent years, with the level of urgency increasing on what seems like a…

Amantadine may be effective treatment for headaches after traumatic brain injury

February 14, 2019
Posttraumatic headaches improved for 80% of patients who took amantadine for 2 months after having postconcussion syndrome, according to a study…
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Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…

Zimmer Biomet receives FDA clearance of surgical navigation system for neurosurgical procedures

February 11, 2019
Zimmer Biomet announced it received FDA clearance for its surgical navigation system, the ROSA One Brain Application, which is intended for…

Task force questions efficacy of vertebroplasty, balloon kyphoplasty

February 8, 2019
A report published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research showed little to no evidence that vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty reduce pain…
In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

Orthofix Medical receives FDA approval for next-generation artificial cervical disc

February 7, 2019
Orthofix Medical Inc. announced it has received FDA approval of the M6-C artificial cervical disc, a next-generation artificial disc developed to…
In the Journals

Physicians more likely to make return to work recommendations with EHR-integrated tool

February 6, 2019
Primary care physicians that had access to return to work guidelines in an electronic record-integrated tool were more likely to make such…

Trump’s drug-pricing proposal a step forward, but may not have significant impact

February 6, 2019
The Trump Administration proposed a new rule last week to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
In the Journals

IBD uncommon in PsA, psoriasis, AS following secukinumab treatment

February 6, 2019
Inflammatory bowel disease events, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are uncommon in patients with psoriatic arthritis…

AMA: Prior authorization hurdles cause negative health outcomes

February 5, 2019
More than 90% of physicians reported prior authorization requirements had a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes and that prior authorization…
In the Journals

Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
In the Journals

Ice hockey experts discuss ways to reduce concussions

February 3, 2019
Experts in ice hockey met to develop actions to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a special communication published in Current Sports
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Taking Their Own Advice: Disparity in Paid Family Leave among Top Medical Schools

January 31, 2019
Although pediatric medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have demanded congressional legislation to ensure that new…
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Amid new year drug price hikes, Congress calls on manufacturers to justify costs

January 25, 2019
In 2018, after President Donald Trump publicly condemned the pharmaceutical industry for skyrocketing prescription drug prices, several of the…
In the Journals

TXA linked with decreased blood loss rate after adolescent scoliosis surgery

January 24, 2019
The use of tranexamic acid compared with placebo in patients who underwent surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis significantly decreased blood…
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VIDEO: Cervical total disc replacement

January 23, 2019
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, MD, of OrthoCentrum Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, discussed how to perform…
In the Journals

Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
Perspective

Experts declare physician burnout ‘a public health crisis’

January 22, 2019
Experts from leading U.S. health organizations deemed physician burnout “a public health crisis” in a recent report. “