Painkiller use on the rise in U.S.; Providers choose different birth control than patients;

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> American adults use more--and stronger--painkillers since 1999, though overall use has stabilized in the last few years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data

> Family planning providers are more likely than the general population to use long-acting reversible contraceptives, according to a recent study published in the journal Contraception. Study

> The World Health Organization urges Europe and central Asia to step up measles vaccinations, admitting it was "taken aback" by a series of recent outbreaks that resulted in 22,000 cases, the BBC reports. Article

Practice Management News

> The idea that physicians, as a profession, are at higher risk for divorce may be misguided, according to a study published last week in The BMJ. Article

> When patients are upset, the best way you can prevent their dissatisfaction from escalating into a lawsuit is to communicate with empathy, according to experts. Article

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