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Michigan Medicine study finds similar health outcomes in opioid and non-opioid post-surgery medications

| Jul 13, 2021 | Michigan

A recent study from Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan Health shows post-surgery opioid and non-opioid pain treatments have the same health outcomes, pain control, and patient satisfaction. The study said surgeons can provide pain relief without prescribing opioids and risking dangerous repercussions of long-term opioid abuse.     ...[ Read More ]

Intermountain study shows telehealth's clinical and financial effectiveness

| Jun 9, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare released a study last week on the clinical effectiveness of using telehealth for physical therapy (PT) after hip surgery. The study found that telehealth is just as clinically effective as in-person care and it costs less to administer.      The study, which took place pre-COVID-19, split patients...[ Read More ]

Turning hotels into emergency shelter as part of COVID-19 response limited spread of coronavirus, improved health and stability

| Oct 8, 2020 | Washington

A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention. The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of the joint study...[ Read More ]

How the ACA will Affect Health Insurance in the Individual Market

Grace Guenther | Nov 25, 2013

Public debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused recently on recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage. A recent report published by Families USA offers a new perspective on this issue:...[ Read More ]