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Smart phones are everywhere. Does telemedicine influence how patients talk to practitioners? Do patients reveal different aspects of themselves via telehealth than they would to a doctor in person? Dr. Lantie Jorandby discusses. She is an addiction psychiatrist and the chief medical officer for...

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The Journal of Medical Internet Research has published an article on the use of smartphones to help combat chronic pain. 209 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain were randomized to an intervention group, with web-based psychosocial therapy through a smartphone, while the control group could...

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The COVID pandemic hampered in-person healthcare visits for many patients. A study in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation assessed healthcare disruption and telehealth use among 70 persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) and 93 healthy controls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among young...

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Can digital therapy that provides lymphatic and limb mobility exercises make a difference in pain for patients postsurgery for breast cancer? A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Cancer recruited 120 patients at least 3 months past breast cancer surgery. Half of the group...

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Findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine report the compared efficacy of telehealth exercise programs used with or without dietary intervention. The exercise program alone = 6 videoconference meetings comprising exercise, behavior, and self-management instruction. For the exercise and diet...

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Chronic back pain (CBP), the most common type of chronic pain, needs better treatment. Does psychological treatment, or pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), help? “PRT seeks to promote patients’ reconceptualization of primary (nociplastic) chronic pain as a brain-generated false alarm.” A study...

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A $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to research chronic musculoskeletal pain treatments. Due to worker disability and lost wages, this type of condition, which leads to pain in bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons, costs the United States $500 billion...

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A rose is a rose is a rose. And an emoji of a rose is even easier to “get.” There are over 3500 Unicode Standard emoji, including medical-specific ones such as a pill or a syringe. Newer added emoji include a stethoscope, microbe, and drop of blood. Authors of a JAMA commentary suggest even more...

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An article published in JAMA Internal Medicine poses the question, does the addition of behavior-change text messages improve the lives—and pain and functioning—of those with osteoarthritis in their knees. The simple answer appears to be "yes," at least for the 206 adults in the trial, all of whom...

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Connecting with healthcare providers via technology. Good or bad? Will technology be the link between providers and patients more and more in the future? Kevin L. Zacharoff MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP, offers his views. Dr. Zacharoff is Faculty and Clinical Instructor Course Director, Pain and Addiction...

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