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These Postpartum Panties Make the Recovery Period a Little More Bearable

Pregnancy changes a lot about a woman’s wardrobe — before and after the baby arrives. First comes swapping jeans for stretchy maternity pants, eventually needing to size up in bras and shoes, but then come the post-delivery switch-ups. As beautiful as childbirth is, delivery takes a toll on a woman’s body; it also takes a […]

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ACC Survey: COVID Slams Already Weary CV Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has left most people languishing, a few flourishing, and cardiologists just plain burned out. A new global survey shows rates of burnout nearly doubled during the peak of the pandemic, with more than one in three cardiovascular professionals, or 38%, reporting being burned out. Rates increased 48% among American cardiologists (from 27% […]

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Tendinopathy Risk With Fluoroquinolones ‘Extremely Small’ in Adolescents

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis finds a very low risk of tendinopathy in adolescents prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Fluoroquinolone treatment was associated with an “extremely small” excess risk for tendon rupture and tendinitis compared with alternate antibiotics, “which may not be clinically meaningful,” the study team writes in Pediatrics. “This analysis provides important […]

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Civil commitment for substance use disorder treatment—what do addiction medicine specialists think?

Amid the rising toll of opioid overdoses and deaths in the U.S., several states are considering laws enabling civil commitment for involuntary treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Most addiction medicine physicians support civil commitment for SUD treatment—but others strongly oppose this approach, reports a survey study in Journal of Addiction Medicine, the […]

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Alcohol problems are severely undertreated, researchers report

Some 16 million Americans are believed to have alcohol use disorder, and an estimated 93,000 people in the U.S. die from alcohol-related causes each year. Both of those numbers are expected to grow as a result of heavier drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, in a new study involving data from more than 200,000 people […]