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Last week, the Daily Dose highlighted health inequities in pain management after giving birth, and the different treatment of Black vs White women. What about medically underserved areas (MUAs)? A study in the Journal of Pain Research compared two areas of the United States (southern Minnesota and...

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"Elect"ing to say "maybe?" Results have been released from a National Poll on Healthy Aging. Among adults 50 to 80 years of age who considered having elective surgery—including joint, eye, abdominal, cosmetic, foot, or leg—well over 60% said their #1 concern was pain/discomfort. The poll was...

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Even though it seems counterintuitive, placebos work even when people know they’re placebos. That is, they work in adults. But what about the pediatric population? JAMA Pediatrics reports a small study of 30 children, 8 to 18 years old, with irritable bowel syndrome or functional abdominal pain...

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As colorectal cancer occurrences in people under age 50 increase, researchers have developed a risk prediction model. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, hopes to identify those at risk well before they experience abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, low blood counts...

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What can be done for those with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis? A study published in the journal of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology “used large-scale sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to compare the gut microbiome of mice that were...

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The American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology has published an article on the long term complications of COVID-19, its impact on various organ systems, and potential management algorithms. In the United States, COVID has infected >49 million; approximately 26% experience long term complications...

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In an article published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, researchers offer potential future treatment for those with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). Inflammation from this painful and debilitating disease impacts joints and the spine, and even eyes and skin. While investigating the role...

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A retrospective cohort study of post colorectal surgery and trips to the emergency department (ED) is discussed in the journal of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. In order to increase prevention of return ED visits—approximately 11% of patients—researchers characterized the factors that brought...

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To help fulfill its mission to champion “the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive disorders, serving as a beacon to guide the delivery of the highest quality, compassionate, and evidence-based patient care,” The American College of Gastroenterology has devoted its October issue of The...

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Although scientists noted a vitamin D deficiency in irritable bowel syndrome sufferers, a new study of vitamin D supplementation showed no improvement in symptoms. The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, randomized 135 participants to receive daily vitamin D supplements or a...

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