Medications

Insurance rules make it harder to treat opioid use disorder

Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Feeding tubes shouldn't be on POLST forms: JAGS opinion paper

Following years of research that demonstrated feeding tubes can harm patients with dementia, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has published an OHSU opinion paper recommending patient preference for feeding tubes ...

Health

More Oregonians sharing end-of-life wishes with POLST

More Oregonians are making their end-of-life wishes known through forms known as Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, according to research published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Cardiology

Heart disease leading cause of death in low-income counties

(HealthDay)—The leading cause of death varies with income in the United States, with heart disease still the leading cause of death in low-income counties, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Annals of ...

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