otolaryngology

An analysis of insurance claims data found 60% of privately insured children undergoing tonsil removal received opioids, with the average prescription lasting from six to 10 days. “Our findings suggest that it may be possible to reduce opioid exposure among children who undergo this common surgery without increasing the risk of complications,” says lead author… Read more

Although cleaning your barbecue grill seems like healthy idea, new research is showing that more than 1,600 people went to the emergency room because of injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes from 2002 to 2014. The loose wire bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and wind up in the grilled food, which, when eaten… Read more