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Pain Medication

When Your Doctor Says No: Tips For Surviving The Opioid Crackdown

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

It’s been a tumultuous year for patients who rely on the routine use of opioid painkillers. Concerns over the rise in overdose deaths has led to a ...

Daddy Diaries Part 9

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So this is what a natural birth looks like. This is how it was meant to be... this is what the midwife meant when she said it was all natural... no medication, no support, no help, nothing... just pure unadulterated pain!!!

Daddy Diaries Part 8

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So, it is 11 AM and my wife is keeled over, holding the bed with one hand and her tummy with the other, in obvious pain. It is quite obvious that the labor has kicked into another gear from even a few minutes ago and that we are getting closer. "It is time to go", she says.

A Shocking Number Of Parents Keep Their Kids' Leftover Opioids

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Nearly half of parents whose children were once prescribed pain medication kept the leftover pills at home, a new poll finds. Nearly one-third of the ...

A Root-Cause Approach to the Opioid Epidemic, Part 1

Erica Benedicto | Posted 05.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

I love our president, his passion and I appreciate his proposal to heal the epidemic of opioid abuse, but I believe the bigger picture goes beyond treatment centers and expanding scope of practice. We need to assist our patients from the inside, the roots, only then can they truly begin to heal.

The Shackles of Paternalism

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Today, the "nanny-state" is omnipresent. Its latest pernicious intrusion pertains to pain relief medication. Doctors are being told to restrict their prescriptions of opioids, the drugs (such as Percocet and Vicodin) used to reduce extreme pain. Why? Because the government is concerned about patients who overuse the drugs, leading to addiction and sometimes death.

People Prescribed Opioids Are Not Automatically 'Junkies'

Kate Mitchell | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Kate Mitchell

We are the ones suffering the most from people making light of our struggles. We are the ones being treated like addicts while our bodies attack us. We are the ones suffering. Would you say that someone living with cancer was drug seeking and looking for opiates to get high, not for pain relief? Why would that be okay to someone living with chronic pain?

Placebo Effect Puzzle Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Before a new drug comes to market, it must be proven to be more effective than a placebo. But what happens when a placebo becomes effective in treatin...

Going the Distance? Hydration and Exercise

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

It's important to establish an exercise regimen because physical activity offers many health benefits, including decreasing blood pressure, increasing muscle strength, lowering blood fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides), improving sleep, decreasing stress, increasing insulin sensitivity and helping control body weight.

Post Op Pain: You Don't Have to Suffer From It

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable. Here's what you can do to prevent pain after your surgery.

Marijuana Might Be in NFL Players' Future

The 420 Times | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
The 420 Times

Why was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently talking about the possibility of letting players use cannabis?

Is Your Medication Making You Sick?

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

These three digital tools can help you decide. By Christie Aschwanden You already know that aspirin can upset your stomach and antihistamines ma...

The Shocking Truth About Medication Errors

Leah Binder | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Leah Binder

Let's say a physician writes a prescription for Colchicine and accidentally orders "10.0 mg," when he should have ordered "1.0 mg." That's a tiny deci...

Which Pain Reliever Is Best for You?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty

If you've even been confused about whether to take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen, read on. Here's your user's guide. Tylenol? Advil? Aspirin...

5 Factors to Consider Before Popping a Pill

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Medications can be lifesaving and life-improving, but they often come with risks and side effects. Many people don't know how well their kidneys are functioning, so they don't realize that they may need to make modifications to their treatment regimen.

When Alarm Bells Go Off in the Hospital

Sethly Davis | Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen
Sethly Davis

Much of what I do at this hospital is answer the calls of patients. Sometimes the patients call for trivial things, but more often than not, the patients are calling for more pain medication from their nurses.

WATCH: Dr. Drew On Jeff Conaway's Death

Posted 07.27.2011 | Media

Dr. Drew Pinsky spoke Friday on his HLN show 'Dr. Drew' about the death of 'Grease' star Jeff Conaway. Pinsky treated Conaway on the VH1 show 'Celebri...

Pain Relief Without Painkillers

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

Eastern medicine philosophies recognize pain as the body's early warning signal and acupuncture and Chinese herbs have served as natural pain relievers for centuries.

Weekly Health Tip: Watch Your Back!‏

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com Your lower back is the linchpin of your frame. Taking a few steps to p...

Medicating Pain: Treating Patients, Preventing Abuse

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We often fail to treat chronic pain adequately, yet the very drugs we prescribe to relieve pain wind up causing it -- not to mention the threat of death -- in others. What's the answer?