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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

Outcomes Across Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Treatments Similar

Brachytherapy and Mohs micrographic surgery show better cosmetic results

Pregnancy Complications Tied to Higher Risk of Later Hypertension

Complications such as preterm births and preeclampsia double the risk

Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Feasible

Method increases number of available lungs with comparable patient outcomes

Prophylactic Melatonin Does Not Cut Delirium After Major Cardiac Surgery

Findings based on results of randomized trial of patients undergoing major cardiac surgery

Patients With Diabetes Still Require More Hospitalizations for Infections

Excess risk has not improved over time and may be increasing for certain infections in young adults

Effect of Fluoxetine on Repetitive Behaviors in ASD Youth Unclear

Interpretation of results limited by high dropout rate, null findings of prespecified analyses

Limited English Proficiency May Worsen Chronic Disease Outcome

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

First Use of Flavored Tobacco Linked to Subsequent Use

First use of flavored tobacco products associated with subsequent regular use of these products

Neurodegenerative Disease Deaths Up in Former Soccer Players

Former Scottish soccer players also more often prescribed dementia-related medications than controls