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Migraine & Headache Current and Emerging Behavioral Treatments for Migraine: Expert Q&A

Current and Emerging Behavioral Treatments for Migraine: Expert Q&A

Some patients with migraines prefer nonpharmacological approaches to treatment and for these patients, evidence-based behavioral treatments may be at least as effective for migraine prophylaxis as medication.

Regulatory Issues Senator Bernie Sanders' Health Policy Advisors on Causes and Solutions to Healthcare Inequality in America

Senator Bernie Sanders' Health Policy Advisors on Causes and Solutions to Healthcare Inequality in America

Healthcare disparities have increased along with widening economic inequality between wealthy and low-income Americans.

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".

Regulatory Issues Data Transparency and Publication Bias: Impact on Clinical Trials

Data Transparency and Publication Bias: Impact on Clinical Trials

The need for data transparency carries an ethical and moral obligation and requires nonselective and unbiased publication of clinical results.

Migraine & Headache Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Although a range of incidental findings may be observed on MRI obtained in pediatric headache, they are rarely indicative of a serious underlying condition.

Migraine & Headache Expert's Insights Into Coverage Gap for Cluster Headache Oxygen Therapy

Expert's Insights Into Coverage Gap for Cluster Headache Oxygen Therapy

A recently published article exposes a gaping hole in the access to an effective first-line therapy for a portion of patients with cluster headache in the United States.

Regulatory Issues New Part B Drug Rule May Lead to Steep Payment Reductions for Specialists

New Part B Drug Rule May Lead to Steep Payment Reductions for Specialists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.

Chronic Pain Pain Processing: Examining the Role of Oxytocin

Pain Processing: Examining the Role of Oxytocin

Although animal studies have shed light on various aspects of the role of oxytocin in pain processing, the small number of human studies on the topic have produced inconsistent results.

Migraine & Headache Examining the Link Between Migraine and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Examining the Link Between Migraine and Gastrointestinal Disorders

A recent study provides a comprehensive summary of the relevant published studies linking migraine and gastrointestinal or related disorders.

Migraine & Headache Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Migraine: Weighing Risks and Benefits

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Migraine: Weighing Risks and Benefits

There is a suggested link between migraine and the presence of patent foramen ovale, with the suggestion that PFO closure surgery might be a preventative measure against future migraine attacks, but what are the consequences?

Treatments General Anesthesia and Cognitive Decline: Assessing the Link

General Anesthesia and Cognitive Decline: Assessing the Link

Findings from animal studies indicated that anesthetics may be neurotoxic and could result in long-term central nervous system alterations and cognitive dysfunction.

Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Although more than three-quarters of TBI cases are mild with rapid symptom resolution, some people suffer persistent debilitation and pain.

Practice Management Strategies to Fix a Broken Emergency Department System

Strategies to Fix a Broken Emergency Department System

Serving an estimated 141.4 million patients a year and providing an average of 47.7% of all medical care in the United States, our emergency departments reflect all the good and bad about our nation's healthcare system.

Sports & Overuse Injury Pain In Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain In Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain management in athletes requires a clear understanding of the different types of pain and various factors that can contribute to pain in this population.

Migraine & Headache An Overview of Current Cluster Headache Treatment Options

An Overview of Current Cluster Headache Treatment Options

Cluster headaches are considered the most severe headache type and the most difficult to treat. In 2016, the American Headache Society released new evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of cluster headache.

Practice Management Physician Burnout on the Rise: Is Prevention Possible?

Physician Burnout on the Rise: Is Prevention Possible?

Despite growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase. Take a look at risk factors and consequences of physician burnout, and how to address the issue.

Opioid Addiction Obama Administration Senior Policy Advisor and Addiction Expert on White House Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis

Obama Administration Senior Policy Advisor and Addiction Expert on White House Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis

On October 30, 2017, the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative held a panel event at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the release of a report co-written by these 2 organizations, titled "The Opioid Epidemic - From Evidence to Impact."

Neuropathic Pain Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

As survival rates for patients with burns have improved, the need for effective treatments for chronic pain in this population has become more pressing.

Post-Surgical Pain Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Fewer randomized controlled trials include children vs adult cohorts, and the evidence pertaining to this population.

Practice Management Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Medical Practice Manager

Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Medical Practice Manager

A manager for your medical practice can help keep things running smoothly, but there are a few factors to consider before deciding to hire one.

Case Studies Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Distention

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Distention

A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and distention, as well as constipation of 8 days' duration.

Case Studies Case Study: Headache, Stiff Neck, Droopy Eyes

Case Study: Headache, Stiff Neck, Droopy Eyes

A man with a history of hypertension and migraines complains of a headache he has had for approximately 3 days alongside neck stiffness and a fever.

Practice Management Preventing Security Breaches of Your Medical Practice

Preventing Security Breaches of Your Medical Practice

An average of 1 security breach occurs every day. Physicians need to ensure their network is protected as much as possible from cyber threats.

Acute Pain Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Practice Management Business Savvy Tips for Buying a Practice

Business Savvy Tips for Buying a Practice

When buying a medical practice, physicians should consider location, financials, and staffing before deciding whether or not to pursue this huge undertaking.

Chronic Pain Neuroimaging for Chronic Pain: IASP Consensus Statement

Neuroimaging for Chronic Pain: IASP Consensus Statement

Many practitioners, researchers, and patients also appeal for techniques that could objectively measure pain.

Migraine & Headache Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Examining the Connection

Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Examining the Connection

A recent study by Doulberis and colleagues provides a comprehensive summary of the relevant published studies linking migraine and gastrointestinal or related disorders.

Practice Management Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient's life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients' quality of life.

Interventional Pain Management Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral neuromodulation may represent an effective and safe treatment approach for refractory bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

Arthritis Safety Guidelines Issued for Use of RA Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Safety Guidelines Issued for Use of RA Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Although a majority of women with rheumatoid arthritis were previously though to achieve remission during pregnancy, recent studies indicate remission occurs in only 20% to 40% of cases.

Chronic Pain Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual forms of CBT, such as ACT and mindfulness-based therapies, have been linked with improvements in various domains for patients with chronic pain, although predictors and moderators have yet to be elucidated.

Practice Management Creative Solutions for Healthcare Improvement

Creative Solutions for Healthcare Improvement

Coeditor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity ,Steven Pritzker, PhD, discusses how physicians can utilize creativity in health care to improve patient care.

Regulatory Issues Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.

Arthritis Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Technological advances can be helpful in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and are particularly well suited to younger people in general, who are more comfortable with device technologies and more likely to adopt them.

Migraine & Headache Pediatric Episodic Syndrome Linked to Migraine: Expert Q&A (Part II)

Pediatric Episodic Syndrome Linked to Migraine: Expert Q&A (Part II)

Almost 10% of pediatric patients with migraine also experience various episodic syndromes. Physicians Amy Gelfand and Diana Lebron weigh in on what to look for to help you find the right diagnosis.

Opioid Addiction An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

Practice Management Why You Should Always Strive to Improve Relationships With Your Patients

Why You Should Always Strive to Improve Relationships With Your Patients

One physician reflects on the importance of strengthening the relationship between you and your patient, and why it matters.

Practice Management Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?

Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?

Concierge medicine fills an important and growing niche in today's medical marketplace, appealing to thousands of physicians around the country and the scores of patients they serve.

Regulatory Issues MACRA: Five Things You Should Know

MACRA: Five Things You Should Know

Here are five potentially pivotal MACRA issues that you should know about.

Regulatory Issues CAR T Cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Recommended by FDA

CAR T Cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Recommended by FDA

The FDA recommended the approval of CTL019 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Case Studies Man Complains of Leg Pain, Nausea, and Malaise

Man Complains of Leg Pain, Nausea, and Malaise

A 39-year-old man presents to the emergency department with 3 days of progressive bilateral leg pain, nausea, malaise, and no other symptoms. What additional tests should you order to make a correct diagnosis?

Treatments Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial anesthetics and analgesics are associated with fewer systemic adverse effects than general anesthetics.

Migraine & Headache Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

Nearly 10% of pediatric patients with migraines also experience episodic syndromes involving symptoms such as vomiting, vertigo, or gastrointestinal pain.

Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Effectively Identified With OMERACT Tool

Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Effectively Identified With OMERACT Tool

The lack of a standard definition for disease flare made recognizing them complicated, but it's now easier thanks to a new and effective identification tool from OMERACT.

Practice Management Medical Malware Attacks: How to Protect Yourself Against Them

Medical Malware Attacks: How to Protect Yourself Against Them

A closer look into how the danger of malware and viruses, and how you can best prevent such an attack.

Opioid Addiction Screeners to Predict Opioid Misuse in Patients With Chronic Pain

Screeners to Predict Opioid Misuse in Patients With Chronic Pain

Rates of opioid misuse and related overdoses have soared in recent years in the United States, highlighting the importance of screening tools to identify patients at high risk for adverse events from opioid use.

Rheumatology Biomarkers of Increased PAH Risk Identified in Patients With SLE

Biomarkers of Increased PAH Risk Identified in Patients With SLE

The risk for death associated with SLE remains high for patients with SLE-associated PAH and researchers have identified the biomarkers that may lead to early detection.

Arthritis Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance can help with early diagnosis.

Case Studies Uncovering Conversion Disorder: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Uncovering Conversion Disorder: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians can face many challenges in diagnosing conversion disorder; Dr Patricia Tsui sheds light on diagnosis and management in the primary care setting.

Practice Management Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

Healthcare is shifting to a value-based system that evaluates outcomes and cost, promising to provide a sustainable healthcare cost reform.

Regulatory Issues A Deeper Look Into the Flu Vaccine and Its Importance to Public Health

A Deeper Look Into the Flu Vaccine and Its Importance to Public Health

If flu vaccines were mandatory for all school-age children, the savings on direct healthcare costs alone would easily reach into the tens of millions.

Practice Management Patient Education Essential in Underserved Communities

Patient Education Essential in Underserved Communities

The NP failed to provide standard care.

Migraine & Headache Is Modern Urban Design Triggering Headaches?

Is Modern Urban Design Triggering Headaches?

The design of buildings has been departing further and further from the rule of nature; more and more stripes appear decade by decade, making the buildings less and less comfortable to look at.

Regulatory Issues Threats Posed by Congressional Acts to National Health Initiatives

Threats Posed by Congressional Acts to National Health Initiatives

Passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act and of the AHCA leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

Case Studies Case Study: Fever, Low Platelets and Right-Sided Abdominal Pain

Case Study: Fever, Low Platelets and Right-Sided Abdominal Pain

A 66-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis and hypertension presents to the ED for 4 days with right-sided abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and mild diarrhea without blood.

Regulatory Issues Reasons Why the Affordable Care Act is Wrongly Blamed for Increased Premiums

Reasons Why the Affordable Care Act is Wrongly Blamed for Increased Premiums

If the employer's plan is deemed unaffordable, families and individuals now have the ability to purchase insurance at a lower cost through the ACA marketplace.

Migraine & Headache Hemiplegic Migraine: Leveraging Genetic Susceptibilities to Identify Treatment Targets

Hemiplegic Migraine: Leveraging Genetic Susceptibilities to Identify Treatment Targets

While migraine is often triggered by environmental factors such as stress, impaired sleep, and menstruation, recent findings have shed light on the significant genetic influence associated with the disorder.

Regulatory Issues Concerns Over The American Health Care Act

Concerns Over The American Health Care Act

On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by a narrow margin, even though the Congressional Budget Office had not officially reviewed and reported on the bill's impact.

Practice Management Medical Practices: How to Improve Your Collection Rates

Medical Practices: How to Improve Your Collection Rates

A host of factors affect a practice's revenue cycle, but none more important perhaps than the adjusted collection rate.

Treatments Defining Cancer Treatment Cost-Effectiveness

Defining Cancer Treatment Cost-Effectiveness

Value-based care, an increasingly important concept in oncology, is grounded on the relationship between the efficacy and cost of an anticancer drug.

Psychogenic Pain Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

A negative pain mindset - catastrophizing - undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.

Practice Management Modern Sexism in Medicine: a Q&A

Modern Sexism in Medicine: a Q&A

We are lagging in terms of regulating work hours and wellness. We are behind in getting help for physicians suffering from addiction and depression. We are behind in demanding better pay, and we continue to tolerate pay cuts despite our rising costs.

Regulatory Issues Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Pros and Cons: Q&A

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Pros and Cons: Q&A

Cancer Therapy Advisor asked Dr Roberts about the PGen Study and the implications for DTC cancer risk testing in the future.

Practice Management Medical Liability Reform in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment

Medical Liability Reform in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment

Medical liability is one of the most troubling issues in medicine today, resulting in a heavy burden of patient mortality and injury.

Migraine & Headache Arteriovenous Malformations-Related Headache Identification, Treatment

Arteriovenous Malformations-Related Headache Identification, Treatment

The mechanisms underlying the link between unruptured AVM and headache are unclear, and it is difficult to differentiate AVM-associated headaches with headaches of other origins.

Treatments Aspirin Use and Cancer Risk

Aspirin Use and Cancer Risk

Aspirin use and cancer has primarily been evaluated by observational studies, which may have substantial bias.

Practice Management Ways to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Ways to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Important aspects of patient care, such as empathy, relationship-building, and dealing with patients' emotions are often given less emphasis in medical schools.

Practice Management Addressing Barriers for Aging LGBTQ Patients

Addressing Barriers for Aging LGBTQ Patients

When working with patients, it is important to consider their sexual orientation and gender identity to ask the right questions and provide the best care possible.

Practice Management Curbside Consulting in Medicine: Legal Boundaries

Curbside Consulting in Medicine: Legal Boundaries

Some courts have ruled that if no medical decision or treatment decision is offered, a physician-patient relationship is not created, and no responsibility for the physician's fate is transferred.

Regulatory Issues Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice: a Q&A

Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice: a Q&A

As US citizens continue to adjust to the changing political landscape, many in the medical field are wondering whether now may be the right time for medical malpractice reform.

Migraine & Headache Vestibular Rehabilitation an Effective Treatment for Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular Rehabilitation an Effective Treatment for Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular rehabilitation was found to ameliorate headache, dizziness, and psychological factors in patients with vestibular migraine or a combination of tension-type headache and dizziness.

Regulatory Issues New Bill to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

New Bill to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Congress will now be addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance with a bill introduced to the US House of Representatives on March 30, 2017.

Rheumatology Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

This article discusses the most prevalent risk factors, as well as the clinical signs and symptoms, associated with RA.

Migraine & Headache Female Reproductive Stages and Migraine

Female Reproductive Stages and Migraine

The estimated overall prevalence of migraine is 18% in women and 6% in men, and the rate is as high as 37% among women during the reproductive years.

Regulatory Issues Improving Care for Medicaid Consumers Under the ACA

Improving Care for Medicaid Consumers Under the ACA

The challenges to providing optimal levels of healthcare for people using Medicaid systems are many-fold.

Practice Management Knowing When to Make a Referral

Knowing When to Make a Referral

Knowing when to make a referral and when to look more carefully into a patient's problems on your own is difficult. However, it is important to consider all options when diagnosing a patient.

Acute Pain Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.

Chronic Pain Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Diagnosis, Clinical Management

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Diagnosis, Clinical Management

Once a poorly understood and heavily debated disease within cardiovascular medicine, thoracic outlet syndrome has recently been recognized as a more common syndrome than previously thought.

Case Studies Chest Pain Radiating Into the Neck

Chest Pain Radiating Into the Neck

A 44-year-old man presents to his local urgent care clinic for chest pain radiating up into his neck. He states that the pain started 5 hours ago and is gradually getting worse.

Practice Management How to Protect Yourself From Lawsuits Under EMTALA

How to Protect Yourself From Lawsuits Under EMTALA

Under the law, hospitals with EDs must provide for "an appropriate medical screening examination within the capability of the hospital's ED" to determine if an emergency medical condition exists.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Frankincense Effective on Osteoarthritis Pain

Frankincense Effective on Osteoarthritis Pain

One of the more exciting potential uses of frankincense is in the treatment of cancer.

Practice Management HIPAA Fines to be Accompanied by Corrective Action Plans

HIPAA Fines to be Accompanied by Corrective Action Plans

The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services has progressively increased fines for health care providers who experience HIPAA breaches.

Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic Pain Complexity Requires Thoughtful Approach and Combination of Interventions

Neuropathic Pain Complexity Requires Thoughtful Approach and Combination of Interventions

The wide range of etiologies underlying neuropathic pain render it a particularly challenging condition to manage.

Practice Management Reporting Negative Data in Clinical Trial Results

Reporting Negative Data in Clinical Trial Results

Increasingly, the scientific community is coming to realize the invaluable role that negative outcomes play in the understanding of medicine as a whole.

Practice Management Informed Consent in Medical Research: A Q&A

Informed Consent in Medical Research: A Q&A

New methods of obtaining consent are offering options that can bridge the geographic distances between researcher and participant, while making study information more easily accessible.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting A Psychologist's Advice for Dealing With Difficult Patients

A Psychologist's Advice for Dealing With Difficult Patients

Anthony Mariano, PhD, provided guidance for clinicians for tapering patients off opioids.

Neuropathic Pain Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association released an updated position statement on the prevention, detection, and management of diabetic neuropathies.

Neuropathic Pain Assessing Biomarker Validity for Neuropathic Pain

Assessing Biomarker Validity for Neuropathic Pain

A challenge facing clinicians regarding the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathies lies in the scarcity of objective biomarkers.

Regulatory Issues Senator Cruz's Arguments on the Affordable Care Act

Senator Cruz's Arguments on the Affordable Care Act

On February 7, 2017, CNN hosted an interesting debate between Bernie Sanders, Independent senator of Vermont, and Ted Cruz, Republican senator from Texas, regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Opioid Addiction Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines for the management of patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.

Rheumatology CMV Connection With RA Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

CMV Connection With RA Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

The cause of the RA-CVD link is unclear, although viral infection has been implicated in some studies.

Practice Management Active Medical Device Safety Surveillance

Active Medical Device Safety Surveillance

The large number of recalls of medical devices has pointed to a need for more active monitoring of product performance from the standpoints of both safety and efficacy.

Rheumatology Marine Oil Supplementation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Marine Oil Supplementation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Practice Management FDA Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

FDA Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

The FDA released guidance to establish standards for communications about products.

Fibromyalgia Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and fear of exercise in adolescents.

Mental Illness Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Considering Cultural Differences

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Considering Cultural Differences

Despite the clear role of culture in suicidal behavior, it is often neglected by clinicians.

Sports & Overuse Injury Accounting for Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Accounting for Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Female athletes at higher risk for concussion and worse related outcomes than male athletes.

Opioid Addiction Identifying Patients With Higher Methadone Dose Requirements

Identifying Patients With Higher Methadone Dose Requirements

Polymorphism at the level of drug receptors, transporters, or other proteins involved in drug metabolism or action may have an impact on the effect of a drug.

Practice Management Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups Common?

Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups Common?

Patient advocacy organizations serve a number of valuable functions, including funding research, guiding treatment protocols, influencing legislation, and educating patients.

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