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What Do They Mean by 'Stem Cells'? Recommended Guidelines for Reporting on Cell Therapies

Cell therapies including so-called "stem cells" are increasingly being marketed and used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders – despite questions about these treatments and their effectiveness. A new tool for standardizing communication...
16-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3D-Printed 'Hyperelastic Bone' May Help Generate New Bone for Skull Reconstruction

Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone – readily produced by 3D-printing – could offer a powerful new tool for use in...
16-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Information Technology to Promote Health Equity – Update in Medical Care

An innovative health information technology (IT) program helps primary care providers to detect and manage depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in traumatized refugees, reports a study in a special June supplement to Medical Care. The...
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Study Proposes New Standards for Safely Performing 'Brazilian Butt Lift'

A new anatomic study highlights critical technical issues to ensure safe performance of the increasingly popular "Brazilian butt lift" – a procedure using the patient's own fat to augment and improve the appearance of the buttocks. The study...
16-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Integrated Physical Medicine Improves Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Employer-sponsored health clinics offering integrated physical medicine services—physical medicine, chiropractic, and acupuncture—can improve clinical outcomes while lowering the costs of care for patients with back pain and other common...
15-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Improvements in Surgery Quality Markers Linked to Hospital Profitability

Hospitals that perform better on steps to prevent complications after surgery also have better performance on measures of profitability, reports a study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the...
15-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Person-Centered, Participation-Oriented' Approach for Veterans with Brain Injury

For veterans and service members with brain injury in the VA's Polytrauma System of Care, rehabilitation follows a "person-centered, participation-oriented" (PCPO) approach – targeting participation goals identified by the person served and their...
15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Being Wise Is Good for Your Health – Review Looks at Emerging Science of Wisdom

Can science measure what it means to be wise? A growing body of evidence suggests that wisdom is a complex concept that contributes to mental health and happiness, according to a review in the May/June issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The...
14-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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