Has the HPV Vaccine Affected Cervical Cancer Rates? Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been a well-established risk factor for the development of cervical cancer. Given how common the group of viruses are, there have been major efforts in recent years to prevent infection through educational initiatives and vaccine campaigns. A new study … [Read more...]
Has the HPV Vaccine Affected Cervical Cancer Rates?
Should Fracture-Related Pain in Children be Managed with Oxycodone?
The Physicain and provider use of oxycodone to manage pain has been controversial because of the risks that opioid medications pose, including the significant risk for addiction. With growing recognition of the danger of oxycodone, there has become a higher burden of proof to justify the use of the drug to manage pain. A new study published in … [Read more...]
Does Smoking e-Cigarettes Prevent Cigarette Smoking?
Since the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, there has been significant debate amongst physicians and scientists about the potential advantages and disadvantages of smoking e-cigarettes, particularly when compared to effects of smoking real cigarettes. Though not approved as a method for quitting smoking, e-cigarettes have been anecdotally linked … [Read more...]
Do Financial Incentives Motivate People to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Since the vaccines against COVID-19 were in development, physicians and other healthcare experts recognized that the rollout of the vaccines would likely be met with vaccine hesitancy. While the world has contended with a group of people who are opposed to any type of vaccination - the so-called anti-vaxxers - it was immediately clear to behavioral … [Read more...]
Telehealth Is Here to Stay
OPYS Telehealth Blog Series December 2021 Issue No. 1 Telehealth is here to stay. There, I said it. While many people may not have heard the term ‘telemedicine’ prior to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, the terms ‘virtual health’, ‘virtual visit’, and ‘video visit’ are now commonly used to describe a telehealth visit; also known as a live, … [Read more...]