Author | Katie Eder

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How Obamacare Will Affect HIV/AIDS Prevention

June 19, 2014

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Noting successful HIV/AIDS prevention efforts rely on early diagnosis, an analysis estimates that improved access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will increase the number of patients getting tested for HIV by nearly 500,000 over a 5-year period, though that impact would be amplified if all US states opted to expand Medicaid coverage.

Physicians Often Underestimate the Risk of Opioid Abuse, Misuse, and Diversion in Chronic Pain Patients

May 03, 2014

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Despite rampant opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion self-reported by chronic pain patients in a study presented at the American Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, primary care providers tended to downgrade the patients' risk for engaging in those drug-related aberrant behaviors, indicating a gap between physicians' objective risk assessment for opioid abuse and the actual extent of the problem.

Pain Intensity Contributes to Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

May 03, 2014

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Among adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), pain severity can impact performance on cognitive tests, suggesting that pain independently contributes to impaired brain function in MS.

Perceptions of Pain Education at Top-rated Medical Schools Conflict with Reality

May 03, 2014

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Medical and nursing schools that reported extensively incorporating the topic of pain care into prelicensure curricula do not offer more robust pain management education programs than those indicating minimal or moderate pain course integration.

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