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Automated Text Messages Improve Outcomes after Joint Replacement Surgery

An automated text messaging system increases patient engagement with home-based exercise and promotes faster recovery after total knee or hip replacement surgery, reports a study in the January 16, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery....
17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off

As US rates of marijuana use continue to rise, workers who use marijuana may be at higher risk of losing their jobs, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bullying at Work Affects Mental Health—Even in Bystanders

Bullying in the workplace increases employees' psychological distress and plans to quit their job—even for workers who aren't personally being bullied, reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Studying Total Worker Health—Research Methods and Measures

Total Worker Health (TWH) is a holistic approach to improving well-being in the American workforce. Recommendations from an expert workshop seeking to strengthen the evidence supporting TWH interventions are presented in a special article in the...
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the...
9-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Evaluating Surgeon Gowning Steps for Optimal Sterile Operating Room Techniques

For surgeons getting ready to enter the operating room (OR), the chances of contamination may be lower if they put their gowns on by themselves – without the assistance of a surgical technician, according to an experimental study in the Journal of...
4-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Bionic Face' Experiments Could Lead to New Treatment Approach for Facial Paralysis

An implantable neuroprosthetic device may one day provide a new approach to restoring more natural facial movement in patients with one-sided facial paralysis (hemifacial palsy), suggests a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive...
3-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Migraine Attacks, Compared to Placebo

A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and analysis in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the...
3-Jan-2019 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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