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Acupressure improves QOL in nurses with chronic back pain

A study published in Applied Nursing Science details how acupressure may help nurses who experience chronic back pain. Nurses face extreme working environments on a...

Proactive intervention for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 27 million Americans and is one the most common causes of disability. It negatively affects the quality of life for many,...

Respiratory failure from a myasthenic crisis

Nina Robbins, age 36, is admitted to the medical unit with pyelonephritis. She states she has had a fever above 102° F, back pain,...

Managing knee osteoarthritis in older adults

A degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA) is marked by cartilage erosion, osteophyte formation, joint hypertrophy, and subchondral sclerosis. A leading cause of disability in...

Study: Light activity can reduce disability in patients with knee arthritis

Light physical activity, such as pushing a shopping cart or vacuum, can help people with or at risk of knee arthritis avoid developing disabilities...

Study: Handshake can indicate speed of aging

Handgrip strength corresponds to other markers of aging such as people’s future mortality, disability, cognitive decline and ability to recover from hospital, according to...

Protocol reduces complications for complex spinal surgery

A team approach reduces rates of major complications for complex spinal reconstructive surgery by two thirds, according to a report in Spine Deformity. The...

Study: Incidence of mental disorders in mid-life, older adulthood may be underestimated

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry has found that common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental...

Guiding your patients through menopause

The more you know about menopause, the more you can help patients understand and cope with symptoms.

Study: Low vitamin B12 increases fracture risk in older men

A study published in Osteoporosis International reports that older men who have low levels of vitamin B12 have a higher risk of fractures. Read...