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Is It Time for a New Hospital?

Charles B. Inlander

Hospitals are also focusing more on getting people well while they are hospitalized—and keeping them well after discharge—due to financial incentives and penalties associated with insurance reimbursement. To take advantage of these changes…

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Back pain and surgery

Here’s How to Finally Relieve Your Back Pain

Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Even when pain is severe, the overwhelming majority of back patients will make a full recovery within two to three months with nothing more than painkillers, exercise, physical therapy or other conservative treatments...

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Better Treatment For Social Anxiety

Better treatment for social anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was more effective than antidepressants and other drugs and types of...

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Brainstorms

New Harm From Jet Lag

New harm from jet lag. Sleep disturbances associated with jet lag also affect the daily rhythms of intestinal bacteria—a possible reason for the...

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