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  • Steroids Alone Are Not a Quick Fix for Sore Throats A single oral corticosteroid dose in the absence of antibiotics did not reduce the clinical burden of sore throats in primary care patients in a large randomized controlled trial, nor did it reduce antibiotic use.
 
 

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  • Persistent Opioid Use High After Hip or Knee SurgeryStudy of commercial insurance claims found more than 7% of people who use opioids before hip or knee replacement surgery become persistent users in the year after the procedure.
  • Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Linked to DepressionGetting 6 hours of sleep per night, just 1 less than 'optimum sleep duration,' was associated with 60% to 80% greater risk for depression, hopelessness, and nervousness, report investigators.

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  • Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee? It's been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.
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