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I Tried to Protect My Mother From Dying in Pain. The Law Robbed Her of That Dignity.

β€” It's time to clear the roadblocks to Medical Aid in Dying in the U.S.

2 Hrs Ago
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Opinion
An Older Woman's Chronic Pain Is Not 'All in Her Head'

There are serious consequences of under-managed pain

Jun 05, 2024
In RA, Poorly Controlled Pain Portends Even More Serious Problems

Australian study documents risks for life-threatening complications

May 31, 2024
Legal Marijuana Leads to More Hospital Trips for Older Adults

ED visits tripled after edible cannabis was legalized in Canada

May 20, 2024
Hospital Waterbirth Tied to Less Pain, Increased Patient Satisfaction

Ongoing trial tests giving birth in a filled inflatable tub versus land birth

May 18, 2024
Legal Marijuana Leads to More Hospital Trips for Older Adults

ED visits tripled after edible cannabis was legalized in Canada

Hospital Waterbirth Tied to Less Pain, Increased Patient Satisfaction

Ongoing trial tests giving birth in a filled inflatable tub versus land birth

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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dropped in 2023, but Experts Say It's Too Soon to Celebrate

About 107,500 people died of overdoses last year

May 15, 2024
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Opinion
Fraudulent Practices Abound in Post-Accident Healthcare

These costs often fall unfairly on patients and insurance providers

May 09, 2024
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Opinion
I Didn't Truly Understand Opioid Addiction Until It Killed My Son

Despite being a doctor, I learned too late that substance use disorder is a treatable disease

May 07, 2024
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Opinion
What If States Paid People to Stop Using Drugs and Smoking?

This underutilized strategy has proven effective

May 04, 2024
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Opinion
Narcan May Have Moved Over-the-Counter, but It’s Still Underutilized

The potential of this lifesaving medicine will only be achieved if it is truly accessible to all

May 01, 2024
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No New Safety Signals Seen With Migraine Prevention Drug

At 48 weeks, atogepant showed consistent safety profile and efficacy

Apr 16, 2024
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Journey Into Virtual Reality Eases Cancer Pain

VR distraction therapy could be a useful non-pharmacologic alternative, study suggests

Apr 12, 2024
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Opinion
No, a Jail Is Not an Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Facility

How local jails ignore medical guidelines and contribute to the overdose crisis

Apr 09, 2024
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Opinion
A Few Phrases I Never Say to Patients

Preparing patients for pain is an art that's often botched

Apr 09, 2024
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Genetic Test for Opioid Addiction Risk Should Be Withdrawn, Experts Tell FDA

Methodology behind AvertD DNA test questioned

Apr 04, 2024
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More Than 'Just a Pinch'? Patients Film Their Expressions Getting IUDs

Doctors note there aren't clear guidelines for managing pain or discomfort during IUD insertion

Mar 28, 2024
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FDA Questioned on Elon Musk's Neuralink; OTC Pain Relief Warning; Easter Egg Safety

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Mar 27, 2024
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'Rock Doc' Gets 20 Years for Illegally Prescribing Opioids

Tennessee nurse practitioner promoted his practice with the motto "work hard, play harder"

Mar 20, 2024
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Space Flights Provoke Tension Headaches, Migraine

Headache episodes during long space travel more common than previously thought

Mar 13, 2024
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