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Early Access to Chiropractors, PTs Tied to Decreased Long-Term Opioid Use

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

Limited English Proficiency May Worsen Chronic Disease Outcome

Findings seen in patients discharged from academic medical centers in Toronto with COPD or heart failure

Chiropractors, Physical Therapists Prescribe Fewer Opioids

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

More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year

20 more insurers will be participating in 2020, expanding consumer choice in many states

Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA

2007 to 2015 saw increase in use of NSAID prescriptions from orthopedists, primary care doctors

NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

Association says children should not play a single sport for more than eight months a year

Experimental Growth Factor May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis

However, clinical significance uncertain as patients did not report symptom improvement

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study

Study Compares Anticoagulants for Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Authors find rivaroxaban not noninferior to vitamin K antagonists for secondary thromboprophylaxis