The consequences of chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) may extend well beyond physical discomfort, potentially leading to faster aging of the brain, new research showed.Using structural MRI data from more than 9000 adults with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) from the UK Biobank, investigators developed a brain age model to compare an individual’s brain age with their chronological…
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A TMJ patient in Maine had six surgeries to replace part or all of the joints of her jaw. Another woman in California, desperate for relief, used a screwdriver to lengthen her jawbone daily, turning screws that protruded from her neck. A third in New York had bone from her rib and fat from her…
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Perspectives > Second Opinions — Compliance plans can help in the face of possible regulatory scrutiny by Jay K. Joshi, MD, and Ron Chapman II, JD, LLM April 1, 2024 Joshi is a physician. Chapman is a federal criminal defense attorney. Could existing pills for certain manifestations of mental health disorders soon become old-fashioned approaches…
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$2,499 at Nolah Nolah Evolution Comfort Plus Best pillow top mattress for sciatica Chronic back pain issues are commonplace, and sciatica is an adjacent condition. It’s caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve — one of the largest nerves in your body, which runs down your spinal cord, through your hips and down into…
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by De Gruyter Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ten percent of respondents to a recent survey of Norwegian adults had undergone cosmetic surgery, with one in eight of these experiencing chronic post-operative pain, according to results published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain. The study is the first to examine the prevalence of cosmetic surgery among…
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Public Health & Policy > Opioids — Agency’s 2016 guidance may have contributed to reduced access to opioids, and more pain by Mike Bassett, Staff Writer, MedPage Today March 11, 2024 A downward trend in opioid prescribing practices for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) followed the CDC’s 2016 opioid guidelines for chronic pain, an…
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    Olivia Williams is a medical writer with a passion for both photography and pets. With a background in medicine and a keen eye for detail, Jane has a unique perspective on health and wellness that she brings to her writing. Whether she's crafting informative articles for medical journals or capturing stunning images of animals, Jane's work is always thoughtful and engaging. In her free time, you can find her cuddling with her furry friends or snapping photos of nature's beauty.

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