• Q&A: Survey serves as ‘wake-up call' to physicians regarding chronic pain management

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A recent online survey of 2,063 U.S. participants showed that younger adults were more likely to experience chronic pain than older adults.
    Specifically, the survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Foundation, revealed that 65% of respondents aged 18 to 34 years and 52% of respondents aged 35 years and older experienced chronic pain.
    Other survey findings demonstrated barriers to chronic pain care, with 75% of adults aged 18 to 34 years reporting that they did not “know what kind of health care provider can best help them manage their pain.”
    In addition, the survey
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  • Younger adults more likely to go to ED on days of extreme heat

    Younger adults more likely to go to ED on days of extreme heat

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Adults aged 18 to 64 years may have a higher risk for an ED visit on extremely hot days compared with those older than 75 years, according to findings published in The BMJ.
    “Younger adults may be at greater risk of exposure to extreme heat, particularly among workers that spend substantial time outdoors,” Shengzhi Sun, PhD, a research scientist in the department of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health, said in a press release. “Younger adults may also not realize that they too can be at risk on days of extreme heat.”
    Sun and colleagues
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