Social Media Buffers Depression Among Older Adults with Pain

Source: University of Michigan In a newly published University of Michigan study, researchers reported that using social media can reduce the negative health effects of curtailed social contact that comes as a consequenc...
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Receipt of Overlapping Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Among Veterans Dually Enrolled in Medicare Part D and the Department of Veterans Affairs: A Cross-sectional Study

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Opioids and Older Adults: Poll Finds Support for Prescribing Limits, and Need for Better Counseling and Disposal Options

Source: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but many of them didn't get enough counseling about the ri...
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Aging Back Clinics

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Acetaminophen Versus IV Hydromorphone for Pain in the Elderly in the ED

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Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine Abstract: Importance: Chronic noncancer pain (hereafter referred to as chronic pain) is common among older adults and managed frequently with pharmacotherapies that produce suboptimal outco...
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Association Between Knee Pain, Impaired Function, and Development of Depressive Symptoms

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Opioids for Muscle and Joint Pain in Older People May Be Harmful

Source: University of Sydney, Australia A new study has shown that opioids offer older people with muscle and joint pain little benefit, while significantly increasing the risk of serious negative side effects. Full stor...
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Epidemiological Characteristics, Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in the Elderly

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