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Latest in The JAMA Report

Each week we present the latest featured study from the research teams at JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Check out the video for intriguing updates in the fields of medicine and healthcare.
The thyroid gland makes hormones that regulate metabolism. An over-active thyroid can increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A new study examined whether the risk of these fractures also increases among patients with only mild abnormalities of the thyroid, those who have not yet developed any...
Steroids are commonly prescribed for patients who suffer from lower back and leg pain caused by a herniated disc. But how well do these anti-inflammatory medications actually work? A new study looked at a common oral steroid medication and its effectiveness in decreasing pain and improving function for...