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Aligning unhealthy drug use policies with evidence

Harmonizing to a state advisory from the Core for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths increased substantially during the first few months of the COVID-1 9 pandemic, rising by a record 2,146 and 3,388 deaths from March to April and April to May 2020, respectively. Overall, “approximately 81,230 narcotic overdose extinctions occurred in the […]

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Mobile heart monitoring: advantages and limitations

During the first wave of the pandemic, when hydroxychloroquine was still thought to be an effective treatment for hospitalized patients with COVID-1 9( subsequent studies have shown otherwise ), some U.S. hospices used personal electrocardiogram( ECG) maneuvers to monitor these patients for drug-induced QT interval prolongation to conserve personal protective paraphernalium and telemetry observes. Such […]

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Are physicians overdiagnosing melanoma?

In an editorial in the February 1 issue of American Family Physician, Dr. Jenny Doust and peers wrote about the problem of dilating cancer interpretations, a common phenomenon in which the definition of a disease is “broadened over time to include milder and earlier occurrences, ” leading to harm “by exposing more patients to the […]

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Is physical therapy helpful for acute back pain with sciatica?

Although a referral to physical regiman is a standard part of my therapy plan for cases with subacute or chronic low back suffering, there is little data on the effectiveness of physical regiman for acute back suffering. A 2018 Family Physicians Inquiries Network( FPIN) Clinical Inquiry published in American Family Physician found that physical therapy […]

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A foolish consistency: topical NSAIDs for acute pain and lung cancer screening

I confess that I don’t withdraw having speak Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance, ” which contains the quotation: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little psyches, admired by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Instead, this sentence permanently inscribed itself into my head after watching the 1998 nostalgic slapstick “Next Stop Wonderland, ” which […]

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Breast cancer screening is likely to be harmful after age 75

To increase acute maintenance capacity during the COVID-1 9 pandemic, infirmaries have suspended elective surgical procedures, and family medicine rehearsals have adjourned sees for preventive care and monitoring of stable chronic diseases – particularly in cases older than 70 years, whose danger of developing serious illness from SARS-CoV-2 contracted in a health care setting likely […]