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Chiropractors, Physical Therapists Prescribe Fewer Opioids

Odds of short- or long-term opioid use higher for initial visits with physicians for low back pain

Long-Term Lung Function Declines Even for Prior Low-Intensity Smokers

Accelerated FEV1 decline found in former smokers for decades after smoking cessation

Expert Second Opinions Up Reliability of Melanoma Diagnosis

In study, none of the second opinion strategies eliminated diagnostic misclassification

Substance Use Disorder Ups Risk for Death After IE Valve Surgery

Midterm postoperative period (six months to five years) a particularly vulnerable period

Deep Learning Algorithm Uses CT to ID Intracranial Hemorrhages

Neural network as accurate as board-certified radiologists, IDs some abnormalities they miss

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible

Majority of children opioid-free intraoperatively do not need opioids postoperatively

ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery

Findings show colorectal surgical patients can better manage pain with fewer opioids

Review Links Periodontitis to Increased Odds for Hypertension

Five of 12 interventional studies confirmed reduction in hypertension after periodontal treatment

Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk Should Drive Screening

Panel issues weak recommendations for options in adults aged 50 to 79 years with no prior screening

Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics

Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos