DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Abbott to Launch the NeuroSphere(TM) myPath(TM) Digital Health App Designed to Track and Report Pain Relief in Chronic Pain Patients With Physicians Prior to Device Implant
New app will allow patients to record their pain relief during the device trial period with spinal cord stimulation or dorsal root ganglion therapy, simplify reporting outcomes and connect patients to physicians who have real-time access to this data Ne... Devices, Neurology, Monitoring, Product Launch Abbott, NeuroSphere, myPath, spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott to Launch the NeuroSphere ™ myPath™ Digital Health App Designed to Track and Report Pain Relief in Chronic Pain Patients With Physicians Prior to Device Implant
- New app will allow patients to record their pain relief during the device trial period with spinal cord stimulation or dorsal root ganglion therapy, simplify reporting outcomes and connect patients to physicians who have real-time access to this data (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Could Be the Cause of Upper Back Pain?
Title: What Could Be the Cause of Upper Back Pain?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 14, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

Data Show More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During the Pandemic, Defying Doctors ’ Expectations
If she found the right guy, Kari Arenberg could see herself having kids. But her work was never conducive to dating, let alone to freezing her eggs in hopes of leaving her options open. The 31-year-old event producer traveled constantly between New York City and Los Angeles, with long days lifting heavy boxes and running around venues. Then, in 2020, Arenberg was furloughed, and the egg-freezing process became, for the first time in her life, logistically possible. She moved in with her family in Chicago and visited a clinic. Soon she was giving herself as many as three shots a day to stimulate her ovaries, and visiting th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Long Hunt for a Right Diagnosis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a rare type of arthritis in the spine whose main symptom -- back pain -- is a common, everyday complaint. That’s just one reason why so many people with AS wait years for a correct diagnosis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hinge Health lands big Series D, becomes first San Francisco unicorn of new year
San Francisco digital health startup Hinge Health, which offers solutions to treat chronic back and joint pain, has closed on a $310 million Series D round, bringing its valuation well into unicorn territory, TechCrunch reports. The funding round, led by Coatue and Tiger Global, has reportedly sent Hinge's valuation to $3 billion, a massive increase from the company's previous valuation of about $405 million as of April 2020, according to PitchBook. In February 2020, the company announced that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Back pain: Location and severity of lower back pain could indicate kidney disease
BACK pain is common, but some people suffer far worse symptoms, more frequently. Lower back pain is one of the most common regions suffered but how can you know your pain is just temporary or is something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: First awake robotics-guided biopsy offers precision in diagnosis
Over five years, Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga received six different diagnoses from doctors in Honduras. The 26-year-old father needed answers, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized a trip to the U.S. could be his only hope for a precise diagnosis. Excruciating back pain first brought Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga to the doctor. Imaging tests [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pope Francis pushes through back pain to give New Year's blessing
Pope Francis ushered in the New Year on Friday with a traditional Angelus blessing from the papal library, pushing through nerve pain... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals
Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) Los Angeles County’s healthcare system was buckling Wednesday under the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 patients, with bodies piling up at morgues and medical professionals resorting to increasingly desperate measures as they brace for conditions to worsen in the coming weeks. With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level. “No one would believe this is in the United States,” ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California EMS Hospital Paramedic Source Type: news

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals
Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) Los Angeles County’s healthcare system was buckling Wednesday under the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 patients, with bodies piling up at morgues and medical professionals resorting to increasingly desperate measures as they brace for conditions to worsen in the coming weeks. With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level. “No one would believe this is in the United States,” ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California EMS Hospital Paramedic Source Type: news

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals
Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) Los Angeles County’s healthcare system was buckling Wednesday under the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 patients, with bodies piling up at morgues and medical professionals resorting to increasingly desperate measures as they brace for conditions to worsen in the coming weeks. With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level. “No one would believe this is in the United States,” ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California EMS Hospital Paramedic Source Type: news

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals
Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) Los Angeles County’s healthcare system was buckling Wednesday under the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 patients, with bodies piling up at morgues and medical professionals resorting to increasingly desperate measures as they brace for conditions to worsen in the coming weeks. With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level. “No one would believe this is in the United States,” ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California EMS Hospital Paramedic Source Type: news

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals
Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) Los Angeles County’s healthcare system was buckling Wednesday under the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 patients, with bodies piling up at morgues and medical professionals resorting to increasingly desperate measures as they brace for conditions to worsen in the coming weeks. With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level. “No one would believe this is in the United States,” ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California EMS Hospital Paramedic Source Type: news

Patient Care Falters as COVID-19 Devastates L.A. County (CA) Hospitals
Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) Los Angeles County’s healthcare system was buckling Wednesday under the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 patients, with bodies piling up at morgues and medical professionals resorting to increasingly desperate measures as they brace for conditions to worsen in the coming weeks. With hospitals overwhelmed by patients and no outlet valve available, doctors, nurses and paramedics are being forced to make wrenching choices about who gets care and at what level. “No one would believe this is in the United States,” ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California EMS Hospital Paramedic Source Type: news

Pope Francis to skip New Year's Eve ceremonies due to back pain
Pope Francis is skipping New Year’s ceremonies due to what the Vatican says is a painful back condition, a spokesman said Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Exercises Work Best for Lower Back Pain?
Title: What Exercises Work Best for Lower Back Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 31, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What Exercise Regimen Works Best to Ease Lower Back Pain?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (HealthDay) -- Chronic lower back pain can make the most routine tasks difficult. But a new study suggests patients can learn new, practical and less painful ways to move through individualized " motor skills training, " or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Neurologists Much Tougher to Find in Rural America
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 -- A shortage of neurologists in rural parts of the United States means that people in those areas are less likely to receive specialized care for conditions such as stroke, dementia and back pain, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill weeks after a mild bout with the coronavirus. “He was very close at that point to not making it, and basically they told me to sit in the corner and pray,” Wuthrich said. “And that’s what I did.” Related: COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small P...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Idaho Patient care Pediatric Care Source Type: news

6 Ways to Improve Your Back Pain
Everyone gets back pain at some time. Here are six ways to help you improve your back pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Kidney Infection Cause Back Pain?
Title: Can a Kidney Infection Cause Back Pain?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 23, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Immersive virtual reality boosts the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality (VR) system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of SCS, reports a study in PAIN ® , the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transforming Low Back Pain Care Delivery in the United States Transforming Low Back Pain Care Delivery in the United States
Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the U.S, but practice guidelines are often ignored. This review provides an evidence-based clinical pathway meant to transform care delivery for LBP.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home
A painful back is one of the most common physical ailments. Learns what you can do at home to get relief. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: How your emotional state can affect pain felt in your back
BACK pain affects both men and woman old and young. Often the pain is due to sitting in uncomfortable positions for too long or carrying heavy objects. However, a study reveals your emotional state could also be the cause to your pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate Report: The Opioid Industry Has Paid Advocacy Groups $65 Million
A bipartisan congressional investigation released Wednesday found that key players in the nation’s opioid industry have spent $65 million since 1997 funding nonprofits that advocate treating pain with medications, a strategy intended to boost the sale of prescription painkillers. The report from Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Wyden of Oregon found the contributions continued in recent years, even as the industry’s practices and the toll of opioid addiction came under greater scrutiny. The senators, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, are considering legislation to expand an ex...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GEOFF MULVIHILL / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs overnight wire Source Type: news

2020 reflections: Bruins respond to the challenges of COVID-19
When people look back, COVID-19 will be what defines 2020 — and that applies to UCLA, just like everywhere else. From forcing us to shift to remote learning, move all but the most essential jobs off campus and ultimately close the campus to the public, the pandemic remade life in ways we couldn’t have imagined.But as difficult as the challenges were, Bruins everywhere responded withthe resilience, creativity and ingenuity that embody our values.Scientists, doctors and scholars continued to pursue the research that helped the public better understand the virus.Health care workers put themselves on the line day a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fear avoidance beliefs and behaviors of burn survivors: a mixed methods approach - Langlois J, Vincent-Toskin S, Duchesne P, Soares de Vilhena B, Shashoua D, Calva V, de Oliveira A, Nedelec B.
The Fear-Avoidance Model was developed with patients who had sustained neck and back injuries and describes a cascade of events after pain that is perceived as threatening, which may lead to avoidance of valued and meaningful life activities. The literatur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Exercise for low back pain beneficial but no one agrees on why
(University of New South Wales) A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients - despite decades of studies on the topic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Breast Surgery?
Discussion Common reasons for seeing a breast surgeon would include management of benign or malignant masses with or without breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and other reasons can be infection or trauma that need surgical treatment. The breast is formed starting around the 6th week of gestation by breast buds along the mammary line. Breasts then develop from the downgrowth of epithelia into the mesenchymal tissue, which continues to grow. Around 8-9 months a pit forms as entry into the lactiferous ducts. “Nipple inversion is caused either by failure of the lactiferous ducts to develop and grow during matur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Treating back pain with spinal cord stimulation
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and over-the-counter pain relievers. But for some people, back pain can be a debilitating problem that requires more advanced [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Do I Know if My Back Pain Is Kidney Related?
Title: How Do I Know if My Back Pain Is Kidney Related?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

When it comes to feeling pain, touch or an itch, location matters
(Salk Institute) When you touch a hot stove, your hand reflexively pulls away; if you miss a rung on a ladder, you instinctively catch yourself. Both motions take a fraction of a second and require no forethought. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute have mapped the physical organization of cells in the spinal cord that help mediate these and similar critical " sensorimotor reflexes. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Post-Pandemic Bucket List (and What To Do In the Meantime)
A version of this article appeared in It’s Not Just You, a new newsletter by Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME Editor at Large. Subscribe here to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox weekly. 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we have some thoughts on life after COVID, a Taraji P. Henson TIME100 Talks interview about being vulnerable, gorgeous words from poet Ross Gay, plus a callout for your personal Person of the Year. A POST-PANDEMIC BUCKET LIST Oh, the things we’ll do when the vaccines are distributed and the pandemic is over! Don’t we all have a post-COVID buck...
Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Welcomes New Director Rena D’Souza Rena N. D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, was sworn in as the director of NIDCR by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, on October 13. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. D’Souza was the assistant vice president for academic affairs and education for health s...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news