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Male, Female Veterans Have Increased Prevalence of Arthritis

Increased prevalence seen for men and women aged 18 to 44 and 45 to 64 years

Opioid Use Down With Erector Spinae Plane Blocks in Lumbar Laminectomy

Bilateral erector spinae plane blocks combined with multimodal analgesia also reduces pain scores, need for antiemetic therapy

Orthopedics Not Viewed as Diverse Field

Black patients consider race of surgeon as more important in provider selection than White patients do

CDC Advisors Recommend Masks in Hospitals Without Naming Type

Health care workers frustrated that the draft recommendation does not specify what kind of mask should be worn

Methotrexate Reduces Pain in Hand Osteoarthritis With Synovitis

Researchers note moderate but potentially clinically meaningful effect on reducing hand pain

Delayed ACL Reconstruction Linked to New Meniscal Tears

Pediatric patients exhibit higher risk for new meniscal tears

Critics Slam Updated Infection Control Recommendations for Hospitals

Health care workers worry whether the guidelines are protecting a hospital's bottom line rather than worker health

Height Scaling Power of 1 for Skeletal Muscle Index Computation Supported

In men and women, skeletal muscle index predicts all-cause mortality with a greater concordance index using a height scaling power of 1 versus 2

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Use Internet to Look for Health, Medical Information

Adults aged 30 to 44 years have highest use of internet for communicating with doctor, doctor's office

Mobility in Older Adults Tied to Higher Income, More Working Years

Interventions like exercise may have enhanced return on investment