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Sunday, January 25, 2015
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), moderate changes in lipids are observed after treatment with tocilizumab or tofacitinib, according to a review published in the January issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Current targets call for 150 minutes of weekly exercise -- or 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week -- to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although these standards don't need to be abandoned, they shouldn't be the primary message about exercise for inactive people, experts argue in two separate analyses published Jan. 21 in The BMJ.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Too many women of childbearing age take prescription opioids, putting any unborn babies at risk, US health officials said Thursday. The report appears in the Jan. 23 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Friday, January 23, 2015
For patients in the developing world, total knee replacement increases participation in physical activities in several life domains, according to a study published in the January issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
Friday, January 23, 2015
For patients with acute shoulder pain, ultrasound imaging can be used by primary care physicians to rationalize treatment, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Friday, January 23, 2015
By Adam Hochron
With so many changes in the health care industry, the days of doctors running solo practices in their hometowns seem to be ending as more physicians opt for employment with large health care systems.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Breast cancer patients who believed acupuncture would reduce their joint pain demonstrated significant pain reduction, no matter if they received real or placebo acupuncture.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Rheumatoid arthritis patients may get relief from a selective cannabinoid receptor agonist, according to findings published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Acupuncture is a feasible adjunct therapy for short-term postsurgical pain management in total joint replacement, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pain Medicine.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For fourth-year medical students, working collaboratively is associated with a reduction in diagnostic errors, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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