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Social Workers Are Underutilized in Oncologic Pain Management
Social Workers Are Underutilized in Oncologic Pain ManagementMay 22, 2020 11:19 amSocial workers have played a vital role in health care for decades, acting as patient advocates dedicated to supporting and empowering patient rights, high-quality care, and the best possible patient experience. Unfortunately, in many areas of health care...Read More
Prevalence of Borderline Personality Complicates Pain Management
Prevalence of Borderline Personality Complicates Pain ManagementMay 22, 2020 11:18 amApproximately one in four patients with chronic noncancer pain also have borderline personality disorder, according to new research.Read More
Vitamin D and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: The Research Continues
Vitamin D and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: The Research ContinuesMay 22, 2020 11:17 amVitamin D replacement therapy, in addition to glucose-lowering diabetes treatment, could address deficiencies experienced by those with neuropathic pain symptoms and balance impairment.Read More
Pain management amid COVID-19 requires balance between need, safety
Pain management amid COVID-19 requires balance between need, safetyMay 22, 2020 11:16 amPain management during the COVID-19 pandemic requires balancing access to care with minimizing exposure risk for front-line health care providers and vulnerable patients, according to a panel of experts who developed guidelines on best practices.Read More
Medical mystery: A headache that wouldn’t go away
Medical mystery: A headache that wouldn’t go awayMay 22, 2020 11:15 amA 58-year-old woman who had been experiencing headaches was referred to me at my pain-management practice. Her pain occurred on and off for nearly two years, starting at the base of her skull. Consistently, the pain would radiate...Read More
More Opioids Doesn’t Mean Less Chronic Pain: Study
More Opioids Doesn’t Mean Less Chronic Pain: StudyMay 22, 2020 11:13 amBoosting doses of opioid pain medicines doesn't appear to benefit patients with chronic pain, researchers report.Read More
Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’
Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’May 11, 2020 12:57 pmAs visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive.Read More
‘Is your pain tolerable?’ Asking may result in less risky pain management
‘Is your pain tolerable?’ Asking may result in less risky pain managementMay 11, 2020 12:55 pmClinicians who ask their patients “is your pain tolerable?” before asking them to rate their pain on the numeric scale may make less risky pain management decisions, according to researchers. Read More
Guidance for Inpatient Care During COVID-19
Guidance for Inpatient Care During COVID-19May 11, 2020 12:54 pmAs an increasing proportion of the population becomes infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and more patients with severe illnesses are hospitalized, it is important for hospitals to remain abreast on how to best care for people with suspected or confirmed disease.Read More
Will social distancing turn into doctor distancing?
Will social distancing turn into doctor distancing?May 11, 2020 12:50 pmAcross our country, Americans are under a stay at home order. People are toiling over the hardships of juggling so many things — childcare, homeschooling, working, or not working — all at once.Read More

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