Super Bowl fans to scoff 11,000
calories each on game day
New research released today reveals that the average football fan in the United States, will eat a staggering 10,821 calories and 180 grams of saturated fat this Super Bowl Sunday.

  • 7 in 10 football fans will overindulge this Super Bowl Sunday, with the average fan planning to eat food totaling 10,821 calories and 180 grams of saturated fat
  • Football fans are more likely to know the number of touchdowns or yards their quarterback has thrown this year, than their cholesterol figures
  • Less than half know that high cholesterol has no symptoms

The mind-boggling quantity is more than four and half times the recommended daily calorie intake – and equates to the same level of saturated fat a person should consume in a week. 

The research comes from  LetsGetChecked , a leading direct-to-consumer at-home health testing and insights company, which polled 1,000 Americans who plan to watch this Sunday’s Super Bowl. The average fan said that on game day, they plan to eat:

  • 2.7 portions of hot wings
  • 3.2 slices of pizza
  • 2.1 portions of fries
  • 3.4 bags of chips
  • 1.9 portions of chili
  • 2.4 burgers
  • 1.7 sliders
  • 2 hot dogs
  •  2.7 portions of nachos
  • 3 pieces of fried chicken
  • 1.8 ribs
  • 1.7 sausages
  • 1.6 slices of cake
  • 1.8 brownies
  • 1.8 bowls of ice cream
  • 2.3 portions of salad
  • 2.1 subs
  • 1.7 bags of sweets
  • 1.9 bars of chocolate
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Bret Scher, MD
Board Certified Cardiologist and Lipidologist
Medical Director and Host, The Diet Doctor Podcast
ASIPP® Annual Meeting 2020 To Feature "The Diet Doctor"
Dr. Bret Scher is a board certified cardiologist and lipidologist practicing in San Diego. He’s The Diet Doctor Medical Director, writes medical blogs, reviews guides and news stories for medical accuracy and hosts The Diet Doctor Podcast . When he started his own preventative wellness center he was introduced to the whole low-carb world. Being a bit skeptical at first, he was soon convinced by the benefits of a low-carb diet.

Dr. Scher is also the author of the book Your best health ever and has a blog and website at

This will be the 22nd annual meeting for ASIPP ® and is being held in conjunction with the Texas Pain Society . The Annual Meeting will be tailored to physicians, mid-level providers, and staff. You can register in several ways. By phone contact Cindy at 270-554-9412. Online click here . In addition, the Exhibitor Prospectus is available to prospective sponsors and vendors. Click here to access the Exhibitor Prospectus.

Reserve your hotel room at discounted rates. The ASIPP ® meeting room block is now open for reservations. You may book online or by phone. Discounted rates include date of March 31-April 5 and will be available until March 17. Reserve by phone: 1-877-803-7534. Use the Group Discount Code: G-SIPP. Click here to reserve your room online.

If you have questions about the room block or the meeting, contact Karen Avery at / 270-554-9412 x 4210

ASIPP Annual Meeting
Offering Optional ASAM Course

Course Includes 4 hours of online material at the conclusion of the course to provide the required 8 hours needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.

A $200 registration fee is in addition to the meeting registration fee.
ASAM course registrants must be registered attendees for the ASIPP 2020 Annual Meeting in Dallas. Onsite registration will be available as space allows or you may register in advance on your meeting registration form.
This course will only be offered Friday, April 3 and is open to Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants who wish to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
Practice Fusion to pay $145 million over opioid kickback allegations
Practice Fusion, a vendor of electronic health records software, will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations, including a probe into a scheme to increase opioid prescriptions, the Justice Department said Monday.

The DOJ said the case marks the first criminal action taken against an EHR vendor. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, which purchased Practice Fusion in 2018, said the settlement involves conduct from before the acquisition.

Practice Fusion admitted to soliciting and receiving kickbacks of nearly $1 million from a "major opioid company" that the Justice Department didn't name in exchange for creating a clinical decision-support alert that would "cause doctors to prescribe more extended release opioids," according to the agency.
In landmark step, judge does not defer to FDA in stem cell clinic chain case, orders full trial
In what could be a serious legal warning sign for the stem cell field, California federal district court  Judge Jesus Bernal  denied the government’s motion for summary judgment against  Cell Surgical Network , et al. related to their marketing of an unproven fat stem cell product via their chain of clinics. The FDA is seeking a permanent injunction.  You can read the new ruling here .

The reasons why Bernal said he rejected the summary judgment request are concerning and don’t fit with my view of the medical science here as a stem cell biologist.
Unfortunately, this all leaves the door potentially still open for hundreds of clinics to sell the unproven fat stem cell product at the heart of this case called “stromal vascular fraction” or  (SVF) .
Viewpoint: Evaluating the Potential Role of Social Media in Preventive Health Care

According to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 000 lives could be saved every year if everyone in the United States received clinical preventive services. 1  Preventive health care includes well-established approaches such as blood pressure checks, cancer screening, counseling in regard to tobacco use, and vaccination. These interventions enable early detection of disease when treatment is likely to be most effective. Previous work has shown that less than 10% of US adults aged 35 years and older routinely receive all high-priority clinical preventive services recommended for their age group. 2  Access, cost, and awareness continue to be barriers to receiving these services.

Social media and other digital platforms that enable connectivity have unprecedented influence and are expanding their reach into health care. These platforms have a singular advantage that health care organizations do not have in that they are widely used across broad demographic categories, are nearly ubiquitous among teenagers and young adults, and, perhaps more important, may significantly affect—for better or worse—perceptions, actions, and lifestyle choices. These platforms also may have a role in health care, given the recognition that patients seek greater agency in managing, tracking, and having ownership of their health.
What Can 3D Printing Bring to the Healthcare Industry in 2020?
The 3D printing industry is growing at a very fast pace, with the potential to impact many markets, including healthcare. From biostructures comprised of cells to assistive devices and surgical tools, 3D printing has a plethora of uses and is only just starting to leave its mark in medicine. In this article, we have compiled some of the top stories and research in recent news surrounding 3D printing in the medical industry to give you an idea of how this exciting technology could improve healthcare this year.

Using Living Cells in a 3D Printer to Bioprint Tissue Structures

A high-resolution 3D printing technique that uses a novel bioink to embed cells in a 3D matrix is currently being developed at  TU Wien  in Vienna, Austria. This technique is extremely precise and prints at the speed of one meter per second, achieving unprecedented efficiency. This work was published in the journal  Advanced Healthcare Materials .
ABIPP Recognizes Your Knowledge and Expertise

The American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians ( ABIPP ) has developed certification programs that recognize accepted levels of knowledge and expertise in the interventional pain management profession, with the goal of improved patient care. Hundreds of qualified physicians have made the commitment to become ABIPP certified.

ABIPP now offers the only competency certification program for regenerative medicine.
For complete information about the examination requirements and to obtain an application packet, visit or call 270-554-9412 x4217 or by email at .
ABIPP Part I  
  • Combined CSM/CCPM Exam for ABIPP Path
  • Competency Exam in Controlled Substance Management
  • Competency Exam in Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management
JUNE 27-28
  • ABIPP Competency Exam
  • Regenerative Medicine Competency Exam
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression Competency Exam
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June 27 - June 28, 2020 | Hilton Memphis
Scripts for Dead Patients:
Doctor Pleads Guilty to Role in Pill Mill Scheme, Fake Prescriptions
A San Diego doctor  used the names of deceased or incarcerated patients to write fake prescriptions   for thousands of hydrocodone pills, reported the Times of San Diego.

Egisto Salerno, 75, was one of seven defendants to plead guilty in federal court for his role in what prosecutors called a "pill mill" scheme. Defendants sold medications in the San Diego area and even smuggled them to Mexico.

Prosecutors said that recruiters brought "patients" -- many of whom were poor or homeless -- to Salerno's office to obtain opioid prescriptions, which they handed over to the recruiters in exchange for cash.
Essentials of Regenerative Medicine in Interventional
Pain Management
Essentials of Regenerative Medicine in Interventional Pain Management is a book to bring concise, collective, and comprehensive information to interventional pain physicians practicing regenerative medicine in managing chronic pain. Regenerative medicine is an integral part of interventional pain management within the definitions of interventional pain management and interventional techniques.

Each chapter contains an introduction of the subject, historical context,pathophysiology, applicability of regenerative medicine with its evidence base, indications, anatomy, technical aspects, complications, and precautions for each topic when available and applicable. This comprehensive book consists of 35 chapters, more than 350 figures, and 50 tables.
Essentials of Regenerative Medicine in Interventional Pain Management
Submit Your Abstract To The ASIPP ® 2020 Annual Meeting Abstract/Poster Presentation

The 2020 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission form is now available!

Abstracts Deadline February 17, 2020
Pain Physician January/February
2020 Articles Available Online Now
The January/February issue of Pain Physician features two surveys: one on prescription drugs in the workplace, and another on patient-reported outcome demographics. The issue also features randomized trials on pulsed radiofrequency on thoracic dorsal root ganglion, and the effects of intraoperative, low-dose ketamine on postsurgical pain after breast cancer.
Prescription Drugs and the US Workforce: Results from a National Safety Council Survey
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, Mathew Fischer, MD, Jonathan Dimbert, MS, and Kenneth James Fiala,BS

Demographic Factors Associated with Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Pain Management
Jihad Abdelgadir, MD, Edmund W Ong, PhD, Salma M Abdalla, MD, John C Hunting, MPH, Mohamed Mustafa Diab, MD, Michael M Haglund, MD, PhD, C Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD, and Padma Gulur, MD

Randomized Trials
Pulsed Radiofrequency on Thoracic Dorsal Root Ganglion versus Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve for Chronic Postmastectomy Pain, A Randomized Trial: 6-Month Results
Diab Fuad Hetta, MD, Sahar Abdel Baky Mohamed, MD, Kawser Hofny Mohamed, MD, Taha Abd Elrazek Mahmoud, MD, and Hanan Ahmed Eltyb, MD

Effects of Intraoperative Low-Dose Ketamine on Persistent Postsurgical Pain after Breast Cancer Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study
Christine Kang MD, Ah-Reum Cho MD, PhD, Kyung-Hoon Kim MD, PhD, Eun-A Lee MD, Hyeon-Jeong Lee MD, PhD , Jae-Young Kwon MD, PhD, Haekyu Kim MD, PhD, Eunsoo Kim MD, PhD, Ji-Seok Baik MD, PhD, and Choongrak Kim MD, PhD
Interventional Pain Management Reports is an Open Access online journal, a peer-reviews journal dedicated to the publication of case reports, brief commentaries and reviews and letters to the editor. It is a peer-reviewed journal written by and directed to an audience of interventional pain physicians, clinicians and basic scientists with an interest in interventional pain management and pain medicine. 

Interventional Pain Management Reports is an official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and is a sister publication of Pain Physician . Interventional Pain Management Reports Interventional Pain Management Reports is an open access journal, available online with free full manuscripts.  

So submit today your:
  • Case Reports
  • Technical Reports
  • Editorials
  • Short Perspectives
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