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Zohydro: Potent painkiller stirs debate over abuse vs. pain relief

2014-04-07 13:43
Powerful new painkiller creates controversy due to abuse potential.

When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.

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Opioid prescribing for adult emergency room visits is increasing

2014-03-17 01:40
Prescription drugs

There has been an increasing awareness of the dangers of abusing prescribed drugs such as opioids. The fears surrounding overdoses of prescribed drugs shocked people worldwide when Michael Jackson suddenly died from a drug overdose given to him by his own personal physician in 2009. The startling loss of such a talented performer at the prime of his life nevertheless has not appeared to cut into the very serious problem of the overprescribing of dangerous drugs. Patients still want the drugs and many physicians are still filling out more and more prescriptions for them.

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Abdominal pain in active adults can be caused by this one common condition

2014-03-13 20:42
Water

It is estimated that 75% of Americans are dehydrated. For a country that has ample access to water, it seems difficult to understand. Yet, because of our busy lifestyles it is easy to forget one of our basic needs, which is remaining adequately hydrated. It is an epidemic which effects young and old alike,

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Acupuncture may cure sepsis, saving lives

2014-02-24 20:48
Acupuncture found to reduce inflammation from sepsis infection.

Acupuncture has been around for centuries, and even the federal government has given it its stamp of approval as a viable treatment for certain kinds of pain. The technique works by inserting fine needles into the skin that stimulate specific nerves on the body known as meridian points.

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Trained minds can lower the need for opioids for pain

2014-02-05 19:18
Painkillers

There has been deepening concerns about abuse of prescription opioids for chronic pain. The treatment for serious chronic pain can become deadlier than the condition, when opioid drugs are abused. People are worried about this and are often searching for natural alternatives to treat chronic pain. New research shows that the mind can be trained to cope effectively with chronic pain.

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