Empowering Women Through Menopause: Rethinking Healthcare Strategies

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September 5, 2023 from Medscape   In the United States, menopause care confronts a significant inadequacy, marked by persistent misconceptions and gaps in medical education. Dr. Ashley Winter, Chief Medical Officer of the online women’s health clinic Odela Health, emphasizes the underutilization of effective interventions like low-dose estrogen vaginal creams, calling it “one of the […]

The Benefits of IMEs for MVA Insurers

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December 13, 2023 from Western Medical Assessment   In the intricate world of insurance claims, particularly those arising from motor vehicle accidents, decisions often depend on the details. An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is a powerful tool, offering insurers a thorough and expert-driven assessment that goes beyond the surface.   The Complex Landscape of Insurance […]

The Global Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

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October 24, 2023 from Medscape   The link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk is a global concern that demands immediate attention and increased public awareness. Isabelle Soerjomataram, PhD, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France, emphasized this urgency at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Meeting 2023, stating […]

POTS: No Tilt Table Required

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Oct 9, 2023 from Medscape   In a recent exclusive interview with Medscape, Dr. Michelle O’Donoghue engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Pam Taub, a distinguished cardiologist and professor at UC San Diego. The interview delves into the complexities of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), shedding light on key diagnostic approaches, the impact of […]

Rising Workplace Injuries in Alberta as Claim Durations Lengthen

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More Albertans are reporting workplace injuries, according to data from the province’s Workers’ Compensation Board. Between 2015 and 2022, the average claim duration—the period of time an injured worker receives benefits to replace lost wages—rose by over 85%. The data only includes lost-time claims; it excludes situations in which employees report back to work the […]

Leveraging FAEs for Safer Returns to Work

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July 29, 2022 from CCHOS   A Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) can be a game-changer for employers seeking safer and more effective return-to-work processes.   Understanding the FAE Advantage A Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) is a comprehensive, data-driven assessment of an employee’s physical and cognitive capabilities. It offers employers a clear picture of what an […]

Redefining Chronic Pain with the ‘Nopioid’ Approach

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September 20, 2023 from Medscape   In the ever-evolving realm of pain management, the role of opioids has been a subject of intense discussion and scrutiny. Medscape recently published an interview with Dr. Daniel Clauw, a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Clauw is currently leading a groundbreaking clinical trial […]