States must guide doctors in their new role certifying which patients are too sick to work or require caregivers, and take into account factors that could impact employability.
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Patients in their late teens and 20s had the highest risk of persistent use if they received opioids around the time of their extraction, a new study finds.
Many Americans over 50 favor limits on painkiller prescribing, and those who receive prescriptions need more counseling about risks and safe disposal options.
Patients are three times likelier to contract the dangerous infection when a hospital is at midlevel occupancy, a new way of tracking the data finds.
Infections are only one problem related to urinary catheterization.
A new study links a gap in coverage of 30 or more days to a fivefold increase in hospital stays and emergency visits, and higher blood sugar.