Fighting, falling leading causes of eye injury; Mediation better for pain than placebo;

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> Fights and falls are the leading causes of eye injuries that require hospitalization, according to research presented at the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Article

> Mindfulness meditation is more effective for pain relief than placebos, according to new research from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. Research announcement

Health Payer News

> Though health insurers are starting to pursue value-based deals with drug and device manufacturers, two pharmaceutical executives think the U.S. healthcare industry isn't quite ready to switch to that pricing model, Reuters reports. Article

> With opioid abuse and addiction driving up healthcare costs, health insurers are helping to tackle the problem through a variety of strategies, according to The Boston Globe. Article

Practice Management News

> There's a 1 in 10 chance that the seniors coming to your practice are victims of emotional, sexual or financial abuse, according to a review article published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Article

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