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The Future of the ACA

The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.

A Predictor of Postoperative Pain Severity

Psychological factors may influence the severity and duration of pain following surgery.

Addressing Poor Well-being in Medical Students

"The main changes needed in medical education are primarily structural with pass/fail grading and reduction in class time and amount of information being taught."

Effective Analgesia During Infant Vaccination

In a comparative study, topical liposomal lidocaine proved most effective for analgesia during infant vaccination.

The Surgeon General's Report on Addiction

If we invest in providing addiction treatment that is evidence-based and fundamentally invested in the dignity of every person who needs that treatment, a lot more people are going to find themselves ready to seek it out.

Pain Relief in Chronic Pancreatitis

Treatment with a well-balanced diet, pancreatic enzymes, and antioxidants were effective in relieving chronic pancreatitis-associated pain.

High Placebo Analgesia Effect in Patients

The motivation for pain relief is higher in patients compared with healthy individuals.

Headache and Serum Vitamin D Levels

Middle-aged men with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations had a markedly higher risk of frequent headache.
Acute Pain

Pain Control After Nephrectomy: Epidural & Continuous Surgical Site Analgesia

Pain Control After Nephrectomy: Epidural & Continuous Surgical Site Analgesia

Many patients experience pain months after nephrectomy. Continuous surgical site analgesia may offer the best long-term pain control.

Post-Surgical Pain

COX-2 Inhibition to Reduce Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery?

COX-2 Inhibition to Reduce Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery?

COX-2 inhibition in the perioperative period does not further reduce persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

Neck Pain

Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter vs Standard C7-T1 Approach for Radicular Pain

Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter vs Standard C7-T1 Approach for Radicular Pain

Transforaminal approach to the treatment of cervical radicular pain presents risks.

Low Back Pain

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Yoga only led to moderate improvements compared with exercise or no exercise interventions in patients with low back pain.

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