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  • Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves MobilityAn online intervention that included physiotherapy, a pain management course, and educational materials substantially reduced chronic knee pain and improved mobility in an Australian study.
  • Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 9 New MothersNationwide prevalence has declined, but a CDC study finds wide variation in the rates of postpartum depression among new mothers in different states. The authors call for more screening and therapy.
  • In Sunny LA, Prostate Cancer Patients Just Walk AwayIn a rare real-world study of adherence to active surveillance in Los Angeles, the percentage of men who are lost to follow-up is high, especially among poor patients.


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  • How to Take a Break From Medicine These three doctors managed to take respites from practice without sacrificing their careers.
  • Are More Physicians Cherry-Picking Patients? As the healthcare system moves toward paying doctors on the basis of outcomes and care budgets, some physicians are thinking twice about which patients they'll accept. Is this ethical? You decide.


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