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Chenchen Wang, Christopher H Schmid, Maura D Iversen, William F Harvey, Roger A Fielding, Jeffrey B Driban, Lori Lyn Price, John B Wong, Kieran F Reid, Ramel Rones, Timothy McAlindon
BACKGROUND: Few remedies effectively treat long-term pain and disability from knee osteoarthritis. Studies suggest that Tai Chi alleviates symptoms, but no trials have directly compared Tai Chi with standard therapies for osteoarthritis. OBJECTIVE: To compare Tai Chi with standard physical therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Randomized, 52-week, single-blind comparative effectiveness trial. ( NCT01258985)...
July 19, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
John Z Ayanian, Mary Beth Hamel
Primary care is the foundation of effective health care systems. At their best, primary care physicians provide comprehensive, well-coordinated, patient-centered care for many acute and chronic health problems while also promoting prevention and wellness for a wide range of patients. As we know..
June 16, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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