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Business CMS Rule on Part B Drugs Could Lead to Steep Payment Cuts for Some Specialists

CMS Rule on Part B Drugs Could Lead to Steep Payment Cuts for Some Specialists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.

Neurology Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries on Mental Health

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries on Mental Health

Mental health assessments may be a helpful aspect to the presport evaluation if those in need have access to care.

Policy Addiction Policy Expert From Obama Administration Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

Addiction Policy Expert From Obama Administration Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

Keith Humphreys, PhD, who served as senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama Administration, shared his views on the opioid epidemic.

Neurology Changing the Culture of Publication Bias in Neurology Research

Changing the Culture of Publication Bias in Neurology Research

The need for data transparency carries an ethical and moral obligation and requires nonselective and unbiased publication of clinical results.

Medicine Examining the Link Between Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Examining the Link Between Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Researchers are examining theories on the interplay between the GI tract and the brain.

Neurology Clinical Update: Utilizing Ischemic Preconditioning in Ischemic Stroke

Clinical Update: Utilizing Ischemic Preconditioning in Ischemic Stroke

One of the most promising avenues of research is the concept of hypoxic conditioning, or ischemic preconditioning, in which brief periods of oxygen deprivation to the brain have been shown to provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Neurology Palliative Care in Huntington Disease: What Every Clinician Should Consider

Palliative Care in Huntington Disease: What Every Clinician Should Consider

Palliative and hospice care play an important role in the long-term management of Hungtington disease, including ongoing symptom relief measures, caregiver support, and end-of-life care.

Medicine Clinical Update: Impact of Anesthetics on the Brain

Clinical Update: Impact of Anesthetics on the Brain

Findings from animal studies indicate that general anesthesia may be neurotoxic and could result in long-term central nervous system alterations and cognitive dysfunction, particularly in very young or elderly patients

Medicine Physician Burnout: Expanding the Scope of Solutions

Physician Burnout: Expanding the Scope of Solutions

Although there has been growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase.

Home Review of Current Mammography Guidelines in the United States

Review of Current Mammography Guidelines in the United States

This review analyzed mammography screening guidelines from US organizations to understand best practices in an effort to minimize the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer.

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