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Reduction of Opioid Dose May Improve Pain, Quality of Life

July 19, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Opioid tapering involved slowly decreasing dose over time, study author says Read article

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Link for Maternal Antidepressant, Kids’ Brain Health Questioned

July 13, 2017 No significant association for use of antidepressant in pregnancy, child's intellectual disability

Medicaid Enrollees Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

July 12, 2017 Enrollees rate their overall health care at 7.9, on average, on a scale of 1 to 10

Addition of Aripiprazole Ups Major Depressive Disorder Remission

July 12, 2017 Small increased likelihood of remission at 12 weeks in patients with major depressive disorder

Most Caregivers of Older Adults at End of Life Are Unpaid

July 11, 2017 End-of-life caregivers provide nearly twice as many hours of care per week as other caregivers

Patients Are Often Recording Doctor’s Visits

July 11, 2017 Patients may be using tapes to remember important details about visits; often share with caregivers

Cognitive Screening Tools Can Be Used in Home Medication Review

July 11, 2017 Anxiety and depression checklist, and 'worried about your memory' tools can be self-administered

Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

July 11, 2017 Expenditures for various categories of medical services increased in almost every category assessed

Cognitive Function Up With Adherence to Mediterranean Diet

July 10, 2017 Lower likelihood of poor cognitive performance for those with high adherence to MedDiet, MIND diet

Most Firearm Suicides Not Tied to Mental Illness, Substance Use

July 10, 2017 Only 4.1 percent of those who have previously attempted suicide died by suicide with a firearm

Over Half of Opioids Prescribed to Adults With Mental Illness

July 07, 2017 Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to opioid use

Poor Sleep Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s

July 06, 2017 More research needed to assess effect of modifying sleep on the brain

Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Later Risk of Dementia

July 06, 2017 Threat even higher when injury occurs in middle age, investigators say

Market Competition Linked to Change in Generic Drug Prices

July 06, 2017 Price change of −31.7 percent for quadropoly and 47.4 percent for monopoly

At-Risk Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Use With Psychology Tools

July 05, 2017 Acceptance and commitment therapy found to help reduce chronic opioid use after surgery

Poll Finds Seniors Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Seek Help

June 30, 2017 Roughly half of older Americans don't, but those who do receive assistance from their doctor