Study Examines How Health Insurance May Affect Outcomes Of Injured Workers
September 6, 2019
Many studies have examined whether access to health insurance impacts workers’ incentives to file a claim for work comp injuries. However, there have not been extensive studies that examine what […]
Opioid Crisis Update – Public Safety Alert in San Diego
August 20, 2019
Officials Warn: “Fentanyl Crisis Raging in San Diego” Earlier this month the U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer issued a Public Safety Alert that a lethal strain of fentanyl designed to look […]
Wearable Technology: What impact does it have on Workers Compensation?
August 15, 2019
NCCI examines the effect wearables have in the workplace In today’s tech-driven world, more and more people are staying connected and tracking data via wearable devices. This include everything from […]
Orthopedic Surgeons Suggest Increased Collaboration For Hip-Spine Pathology
July 26, 2019
“The belief that the spine moves independently of the pelvis and hip has been disproved in recent years as researchers repeatedly identified important connections between the alignment of the spinal […]
When’s The Best Time For Work Disability Intervention?
July 12, 2019
Researchers question the long-held notion of the subacute injury phase to be the “golden hour” for return to work interventions. When treating work-related injuries, when is the best time to […]
Can A Relaxation App Reduce The Frequency Of Migraines?
June 18, 2019
According to a recent study, the answer is yes. First, a little background: June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), and many people do not know how prevalent migraines […]
Follow-Up to Proposed Pain Care Policy Changes
June 12, 2019
Final Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations Earlier this year, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) released a draft report for […]
Orthopedic Surgeons Seek Opioid-Alternatives For Pain Management
May 28, 2019
Recently, there has been a push in the orthopedic community to “investigate and explore alternative strategies to keeping patients comfortable after surgery,” according to Nady Hamid, MD, of the Shoulder […]
Can Dietary Ingredients Actually Improve Pain?
May 23, 2019
A recent editorial accompanied by a series of articles by Pain Medicine, took a look at current practices that the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) utilizes to help their […]
Is There A Better Predictor for Knee Osteoarthritis?
May 7, 2019
A simple physical exam may help identify patients at risk for worsening knee osteoarthritis, based on the results of a recent study lead by Yuanyuan Wang, MD, PhD and her […]