Amid Opioid Crisis, The Joint Commission Revises Pain Management Standards

This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)ASSOCIATED PRESS The Joint Commission, accreditor for thousands of U.S healthcare facilities, is revising pain “assessment and management standards” for behavioral health care, home care and nursing care center programs in the wake of the […]

The safe way to do yoga for back pain

Image: © FatCamera/Getty Images Yoga is a gentle practice that is ideal for maintaining back strength and flexibility. It’s also one of the more effective tools for helping reduce low back pain, the most common source of pain and disability among older adults. “Yoga helps strengthen and stretch back muscles that might be tight, which […]