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Pregnant women with asthma should actively manage their asthma in order to optimize the health of mother and baby, according to new management recommendations published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

APS issues new guideline for low back pain
The American Pain Society has issued a new clinical practice guideline for low back pain, emphasizing the use of noninvasive treatments and shared decision making between the healthcare provider and the patient. The findings are published in the May 1 issue of Spine.




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