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An estimated 38 percent of all older adults in the United States are not ready for video visits with physicians

38 Percent of Older Adults in U.S. Not Ready for Video Doctor Visits

Telephone visits may reach more patients, but 20 percent of older adults not ready for telephone visits

July 2020 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for July 2020. This roundup includes the...
Inhibition of interleukin-1β with canakinumab seems to reduce the incidence of total hip replacement/total knee replacement compared with placebo

Canakinumab Explored as Therapy for Large-Joint Osteoarthritis

Exploratory analysis reveals total hip/knee replacement rate reduced with canakinumab versus placebo
Cost-related prescription nonadherence is highest among younger U.S. women compared with individuals living in 10 other high-income countries

Cost-Related Rx Nonadherence Highest in Young U.S. Women

One in four women report cost-related nonadherence versus one in seven men
The emergence of telemedicine has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. HD Live! sat down with Rujuta Saksena

Telemedicine Use Explodes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Two experts spoke with HD Live! about telemedicine's growth, best practices, outlook for the future
For surgical and nonsurgical specialists

Sex Differences in Income Vary With Proportion of Male Doctors

Sex difference in annual income lower in practices with 50 percent or less male physicians
Development of institutional policy and clinical support services is beneficial for pediatric hospitals interested in use of medical marijuana

Policy Guides Medical Marijuana Use at Pediatric Hospital

Eighty percent of pediatric patients seen by MMJ consultative service had an oncologic diagnosis
Symptomatic low back pain resolves in 82 percent of patients with hip and back pain who undergo total hip arthroplasty

Low Back Pain Also May Resolve in Some After Hip Replacement

Authors say careful evaluation of hip, back pain can help surgeons decide order of hip, spine intervention
The odds of knee osteoarthritis are increased in association with heavy physically demanding occupations and occupational activities

Physically Demanding Jobs May Raise Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis

Occupational lifting, kneeling, climbing, squatting, standing versus sedentary work linked to knee OA
There is wide variation in the safety performance of electronic health record systems used in U.S. hospitals

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors

Though broadly used in U.S. hospitals, EHRs fail to detect up to one-third of medication errors