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Instead of single-payer pipe dream, this legislation will expand health care

Care4AllCA – a coalition of more than 50 consumer, community, labor, progressive and health care organizations – introduced a comprehensive approach to create a realistic pathway towards universal access.

The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors

Dr. Shalini Shah, the head of pain medicine at the University of California-Irvine health system, pulled together a team of 20 people in January to figure out how to meet patients’ needs. The group has established workarounds, such as giving tablet forms of the opioids to patients who can swallow, using local anesthetics like nerve blocks and substituting opiates with acetaminophen, ketamine and muscle relaxants.

Your job-search timeline

Physicians are unsure of how exactly, or when, to begin their job search. "Like many aspects of medical education, this is one of the things that you don't formally 'learn,'" says Sunny Jha, MD.

Concerns Regarding the Single Operator Model of Sedation in Young Children

The need to have practitioners that can quickly recognize the signs of deeper levels of sedation and have the skills, equipment, and support personnel to rescue the child from potential adverse responses to these unintended levels of sedation is critical.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?

Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk ...

Is fibromyalgia worse in women?

The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including b...

Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain

Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain.

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