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An Evidence-Based Road Map to Navigating ...

This rise in prescribing of prescription opioids in the last 2 decades of the 20th century occurred at a time during which medical professionals were urged to resort to prescription opioids to manage untreated and chronic noncancer pain.

Mobile Health Apps for Headache

The main objection among clinical researchers is that commercially developed products often lack a scientific basis for their selection of features.

Detox vs Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid ...

Based on current evidence, there is a strong consensus that medication-assisted treatment is recommended over detoxification in the treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult ...

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Protecting Your Practice From Data Breaches: ...

To shed light on issues of cybersecurity in medical practices, MPR spoke to Michael J Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides "proactive counsel" to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate and to reduce or remove those risks.

The Opioid System: The Foundation for ...

The opioid system is responsible for social pain and reward in the brain; therefore, understanding its underpinnings may help clinicians manage patients with depression and suicidal ideation.

Descriptive, Predictive Data at Odds in ...

Because they're busy looking in different directions, "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.

In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects ...

Racism is embedded in all US institutions, including medicine — so what steps are being taken to improve the well-being of the healthcare workforce?
Opioid Addiction

The Opioid System: The Foundation for Social Risk and Reward

The Opioid System: The Foundation for Social Risk and Reward

The opioid system is responsible for social pain and reward in the brain; therefore, understanding its underpinnings may help clinicians manage patients with depression and suicidal ideation.

Migraine & Headache

Hemicrania Continua: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hemicrania Continua: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hemicrania continua, one of the trigeminal primary headaches, causes intense unilateral pain for ≥3 months.

Migraine & Headache

Surgical, Nonsurgical Treatments for Chronic Migraine: Evidence and Relevancy

Surgical, Nonsurgical Treatments for Chronic Migraine: Evidence and Relevancy

There are many procedural treatments for migraine that are effective and safe, including peripheral nerve blocks, trigger point injections, botulinum toxin injections, and sphenopalatine ganglion blocks.

Geriatric Pain Management

Experts Offer Tips on Integrating Medical Marijuana Into Geriatric Practice

Experts Offer Tips on Integrating Medical Marijuana Into Geriatric Practice

A study by the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that from 2002-2014 the proportion of adults aged 50 to 64 who reported cannabis use in the past year more than tripled from 2.9% to 9.0%. Among adults age 65 or older, there was more than a ten-fold increase (from 0.2% to 2.1%).

Opioid Addiction

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Big data has enabled public health authorities to identify doctor-shopping patients and those who needed treatment for opioid abuse. The trade-off, however, could be patient and provider privacy.

Migraine & Headache

Approved in Migraine, CGRP Antagonists Also Promising in Cluster Headache

Approved in Migraine, CGRP Antagonists Also Promising in Cluster Headache

Cluster headache and migraine are distinct primary headache disorders that are associated with substantial pain and disability.

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