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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017 — Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That's the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo ... read more

High Rates of Satisfaction for Applicator Free Local Estrogen Softgel Ovule

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new investigational delivery method for localized vaginal estrogen therapy received high rates of patient satisfaction among post-menopausal women, according to post-trial survey ... read more

Radiation Therapy Continues to Be Gold Standard for Palliative Care of Painful Bone Metastases

Feb. 14, 2017 — An updated clinical guideline has been published that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone ... read more

Drug Used to Combat Pain Medication Side Effects May Help With Gastrointestinal Recovery

Feb. 13, 2017 — A drug given to reduce the side effects of strong post-surgery pain medications resulting in a reduced length of hospital stay for patients who have undergone major gastrointestinal or bladder cancer ... read more

Insights on Optimal Treatment of Paget's Disease of Bone

Feb. 8, 2017 — In a study of patients with Paget's disease of bone -- a common skeletal disorder that can lead to bone deformity, fractures, osteoarthritis, and bone pain -- long-term intensive bisphosphonate ... read more

Researchers Study Patients' Genetic and Susceptibility Risk Factors for Lymphedema

Feb. 8, 2017 — Genetic variations may be one of the important factors that influence breast cancer survivors' responses to the inflammatory processes and vulnerability to ... read more

Is the Pain Coming from Your Hip, Spine or Both?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain -- the ... read more

Rotator Cuff Pain? Genetics Might Be to Blame

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new study shows rotator cuff disease might be a heritable trait. Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder that affects 30 to 50 percent of people over the age of 50. The disease often leads to ... read more

Why Doctors May Keep a Patient Awake for Brain Surgery

Feb. 3, 2017 — An article gives a rare look at brain surgery with the patient alert and awake. It's not routine to keep patients awake, but in this case, a small section of the tumor was in the area of the ... read more

Neurobiologist Illuminates the Underexplored Potential of Cannabis to Address Opioid Addiction

Feb. 2, 2017 — Cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users, a number of animal studies and a small human pilot study have ... read more

The Drugs Don't Work, Say Back Pain Researchers

Feb. 2, 2017 — Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research. The findings of ... read more

Common Pain Relievers May Increase Heart Attack Risk During Respiratory Infections

Feb. 2, 2017 — Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of a heart attack when used during a cold or flu-like illness, according to a new study. The findings suggest physicians and patients should use ... read more

Drug Combination Effective Against Chikungunya Arthritis in Mice

Feb. 1, 2017 — Chikungunya virus causes a painful, debilitating arthritis for which there is currently no treatment. A new study has found that combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the ... read more

10,000 Medicare Patients Die in the Seven Days After Discharge from the ED

Feb. 1, 2017 — Each year, about 10,000 generally healthy patients die in the seven days after discharge from the ED, researchers have ... read more

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery Show Promise as Tools to Relieve Pain, Anxiety and Insomnia for Hospitalized Patients

Feb. 1, 2017 — Patients’ self-reported pain and anxiety scores improved immediately after a clinical massage, while other patients who listened to a guided-imagery recording found the intervention to be very ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved. A ... read more

What Primary Care Providers Should Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

Jan. 30, 2017 — Endocrinologists and neurologists from both sides of the Atlantic and teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to craft a new position statement on the prevention, treatment and management of ... read more

Rule Could Take One-Third of Chest Pain Patients Off Emergency Department Heart Monitors

Jan. 30, 2017 — Researchers have validated a rule that could safely take a third of chest pain patients in the emergency department off of heart monitors, according to a study. Implementing this rule could free up ... read more

Low Back Pain in School-Aged Children a Common Occurrence

Jan. 30, 2017 — Low back pain in school-aged children is a common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age according to a recent ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Opioid use and abuse is a significant social, health and economic issue. Researchers have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms ... read more

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