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Working for a Health System vs Remaining Independent
Working for a Health System vs Remaining IndependentOctober 2, 2019 9:45 amAccording to a recently released survey from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA)—the 2019 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey—the income of medical groups in both independent and integrated practices increased from 2017 to 2018. This positive trend, however, may obfuscate the fact that...Read More
Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help
Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can HelpOctober 2, 2019 9:41 amFor people who live with chronic pain, getting up, out and moving can seem daunting. Some fear that physical activity will make their pain worse. But in fact, researchers find the opposite is true: The right kind of exercise can help reduce pain.Read More
Virtual scribes are game-changers for physicians
Virtual scribes are game-changers for physiciansOctober 2, 2019 9:38 amToday was like no other day. It was our first day together.Me and my “virtual” scribe — an actual person who seems to “virtually” to exist inside of a Jabra speaker on my desk and so subtlety that I forgot to mute a few times when not seeing patients.Read More
Reviewing Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Migraine, Cluster Headache
Reviewing Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Migraine, Cluster HeadacheOctober 2, 2019 9:36 amA substantial percentage of patients with primary headache disorders are unresponsive to standard pharmacologic therapies, with pain-free response rates of 45% at 15 minutes and 30% at 2 hours, following the use of rescue medications. Such findings, along with the range of side effects associated with these agents, highlight the need...Read More
It’s time to abolish the MCAT
It’s time to abolish the MCATOctober 2, 2019 9:35 amWhen medical school admission committees use the MCAT as a screening tool to determine who gets into medical schools or not, they rob many aspiring physicians, especially those who are underrepresented minorities, of their dream to become a physician.Read More
Examining the Cognitive Factors Underlying the Pain Experience in Endometriosis
Examining the Cognitive Factors Underlying the Pain Experience in EndometriosisOctober 2, 2019 9:33 amThe pain experience of women with endometriosis may indirectly be influenced by worry traits and maladaptive thoughts, according to study results published in The Clinical Journal of Pain.Read More
Johnson & Johnson settles landmark opioid lawsuits for $20.4 million
Johnson & Johnson settles landmark opioid lawsuits for $20.4 millionOctober 2, 2019 9:31 amPharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson late Tuesday announced a $20.4 million settlement with two Ohio counties to resolve claims about the company’s role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis.Read More
Central Sensitization in Chronic Low Back Pain and Comorbid Fibromyalgia
Central Sensitization in Chronic Low Back Pain and Comorbid FibromyalgiaSeptember 17, 2019 10:03 amPatients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and comorbid fibromyalgia may have central sensitization and psychosocial symptoms, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain. Read More
Physician coaching: the new normal?
Physician coaching: the new normal?September 17, 2019 10:00 amWhat is coaching? It’s a conscious effort to notice and evaluate how our thinking impacts our experiences, how perspective shows up in the results of our life...Read More
Guidelines for Inpatient Pain Management May Lead to Safer Opioid Prescribing
Guidelines for Inpatient Pain Management May Lead to Safer Opioid PrescribingSeptember 17, 2019 9:58 amAn interdisciplinary work group has developed a set of new guidelines for inpatient pain management that was perceived as helpful by clinicians for facilitating short-term improvement in opioid prescribing practices, according to research presented at PAINWeek 2019, held September 3-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Read More

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