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Common Headaches May Be Pains in the Neck

β€” Imaging links inflammation to migraine and tension headaches

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Opioid Doc Sentenced; World's First Sickle Cell Gene Tx; FTC Warns Diet Influencers

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 17, 2023
Hospitalizations After Fake Ozempic; Abortion Rights Win Big; Ketamine Use Booms

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 08, 2023
Heat and Cardiovascular Death; Time-Restricted Eating or Caloric Restriction in T2D

Also in TTHealthWatch: managing nasal airway obstruction

Nov 04, 2023
Opinion
Spinal Surgery Redux: Advancing Our Approach to Back Pain

New techniques and high-quality care make all the difference for recovery

Oct 30, 2023
Heat and Cardiovascular Death; Time-Restricted Eating or Caloric Restriction in T2D

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Opinion
Spinal Surgery Redux: Advancing Our Approach to Back Pain

New techniques and high-quality care make all the difference for recovery

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Gabapentin as Post-Op Painkiller Gets a Cold Shower

Placebo-controlled trial offers no justification for widespread use

Oct 15, 2023
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Acupuncture Effective for Some ED Patients With Intractable Pain

Average pain score dropped from 7.96 to 3.88 after treatment, study finds

Oct 11, 2023
ACEP over the Penn medical buildings in Philadelphia.
Everything (Maybe) You Wanted to Know About Sarilumab for PMR

Published details may raise questions about FDA's approval

Oct 04, 2023
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COVID Vaccine, Infection May Affect Migraine Course Slightly

Researchers compared headache diary data before and after vaccination or infection

Oct 04, 2023
A photo of a mature woman suffering from a headache and sitting on a couch with her eyes closed and hand on her head
Fentanyl Death Trends; Food Additives and Heart Disease

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Sep 23, 2023
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DEA Gets an Earful About Telehealth Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Proposed in-person visit requirements raises concern for psychiatry groups

Sep 12, 2023
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Here's Another Racial-Ethnic Disparity in Back Pain Care

Nonwhite patients who overuse opioids are given nonpharmacologic alternatives less often

Sep 12, 2023
A photo of a female physiotherapist examining her male patient’s back in an examination room.
Combo Anesthesia During Retinal Laser Treatment Reduced Pain Perception

Topical and subconjunctival technique also reduced treatment interruptions

Sep 08, 2023
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Opioid-Free Discharge After Pancreatic Resection Can Be Achieved, Study Shows

Findings offer a blueprint for other hospitals to reduce post-surgical opioid use

Sep 06, 2023
A close up photo of a prescription bottle of hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills.
Run This Test Before Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Study suggests 10% of cases may have easily treatable cause

Sep 06, 2023
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AI May Influence Who Can Get or Prescribe Pain Medication

New tech can have unforeseen consequences if it improperly flags patients or doctors

Sep 03, 2023
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Opinion
Deeper Medicare Cuts Won't Reduce the $50B Spending on Older Adult Falls

Cutting physical therapy reimbursement is bad for patients and bad for spending

Aug 10, 2023
A photo of a senior man holding a cane and struggling to get off the floor.
Can Aromatherapy Relax Post-Op Patients?

Cardiac surgery patients report better sleep after inhaling peppermint essence

Aug 03, 2023
A photo of a vial of peppermint oil surrounded by fresh peppermint.
Novel Drug Reduces Acute Pain After Common Surgeries

Investigational sodium channel blocker shows benefit in two trials

Aug 02, 2023
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