Medications

Physicians respond to new CDC opioid guidelines

(HealthDay)—Physicians have responded to the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's clinical guidelines for prescribing opioids, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds women suffer more neck pain than men

Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine's Pain Management Center.

Health

Can pharmacists help fill the growing primary care gap?

By 2020 157 million people in the US will be living with at least one chronic health condition. As the number of Americans managing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol increases, the ranks of primary ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study identifies method for detecting latent stage of lymphedema

Many are aware that hair loss is a common side effect associated with chemotherapy. However, another albeit common late side effect of cancer treatment is the abnormal swelling of one or more limbs, known as lymphedema. Lymphedema ...

Health

AAFP: telemedicine can enhance access to care

(HealthDay)—Ways in which technology can enhance patient care were shared at a recent American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) State Legislative Conference.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research addresses the burden of liver disease

Chronic liver diseases are steadily growing conditions, estimated to affect one in 10 Canadians.  Most chronic liver diseases are "silent", attacking the liver for decades without symptoms until revealing themselves through ...

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