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Opioid Epidemic and Cancer Pain Management

Although much of the response to the opioid epidemic exempts treatment for cancer-related pain, a recent Oncology Nurse Advisor online survey showed that more than 80% of respondents were concerned about how current restrictions set up to manage the opioid crisis are affecting cancer patient pain management.

Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

Machine learning programs can process enormous quantities of information and make meaningful and actionable predictions about future behaviors and outcomes, but what are the potential pitfalls?

Pros and Cons of Concierge Medicine

Concierge medicine gives many patients an attractive alternative to accessing health services, but is this model of healthcare sustainable?

Advice on Optimizing Patient Encounters in ...

Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Ambulatory Services, shares her insight on how to best manage the challenge of tackling electronic health record requirements while also optimizing patient encounters.

Avoiding Prosecution With Defensive Medicine

The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — has been dissected tirelessly.

Updated Regulations for Modern Clinical Research

The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent".

Strategies to Promote Adult Vaccinations

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee highlighted 5 core concepts and strategies that can increase integration of social psychological components with health communication principles to improve the perceived benefits of adult vaccination.

Health-Related Postings and Informed Consent

"Infodemiology" and "infoveillance" are terms used to describe an emerging approach to public health research, based on Google Trends big data monitoring and data mining.

Hepatitis C Infections During Opioid Crisis

The prevalence of opioid abuse has not only resulted in a substantial increase in drug-related deaths and HIV transmissions, but has also led to an increase in the number of people infected with HCV.
Opioid Addiction Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

Regulatory Issues

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Scientists warn that unless there is an adequate response and proactive measures are taken, society will soon have to deal with direct and indirect effects of the changing climate on human health.

Practice Management

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

Malpractice claims in outpatient chronic pain management most commonly involved patient noncooperation in care and provider deficits in clinical judgment, communication, and documentation.

Migraine & Headache

Occipital Nerve Block, an Effective Option for Pediatric Headache

Occipital Nerve Block, an Effective Option for Pediatric Headache

Peripheral nerve blocks for pediatric headache treatment are associated with significant benefit and minimal risk.

Chronic Pain

New Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Patients With HIV

New Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Patients With HIV

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines for the management of chronic pain in patients living with human immunodeficiency virus.

Practice Management

How to Treat Difficult Patients: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Treat Difficult Patients: A Step-By-Step Guide

Findings suggest that up to 15% of encounters with adult patients can be described as "difficult".

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