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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Article ID: 684759

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Manage Pain at a Pediatric Hospital?

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients’ and parents’ perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress during the procedure.

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7-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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    6-Nov-2017 6:45 PM EST

Article ID: 684584

Stress, Fear of Pain May Be Cause of Painful Sickle Cell Episodes

American Physiological Society (APS)

Mental stress and the anticipation of pain may cause blood vessels to narrow and trigger episodes of severe pain (vaso-occlusive crisis, or VOC) in sickle cell disease (SCD). A team of researchers from California will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease conference in Washington, D.C.

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3-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EDT
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    4-Nov-2017 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 683646

Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Often Observed Among Healthy People and Frequent Runners

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

While MRI scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axSpA.

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26-Oct-2017 4:25 PM EDT
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    4-Nov-2017 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 683688

Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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26-Oct-2017 4:20 PM EDT
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    4-Nov-2017 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 683747

Spine Osteoarthritis Patients & Those Under 65 More Likely to Use Opioids to Manage Pain

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

A large percentage of patients with end-stage knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage their chronic pain, especially those who are younger or have symptoms of depression, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Article ID: 683683

Research Identifies Factors Associated With Successful Radiofrequency Ablation of Lumbar Facet Joints

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified patient attributes associated with better outcomes from radiofrequency ablation of lumbar facet joints. Lumbar facet problems account for 25% of chronic low back pain.

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1-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683983

Multiple Pain Medicine Techniques Found to Reduce Pain and Need for Opioids Following Knee Replacement Surgery

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, using more than one type of pain medicine to target different pain pathways has been shown to decrease pain while reducing side effects of knee replacement surgery.

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27-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683889

Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

It’s human nature to be afraid of pain. UCLA Health offers advice on how to get through the flu shot.

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24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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    23-Oct-2017 4:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 682962

What’s Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm months, and a greater number of the falls happen indoors rather than out.

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16-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT
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