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Can the Pain Without the Meds: 8 Non-Pharma Therapies
“When your whole body is a giant toothache, nothing fixes it,” observes Charley Pavlosky, 65, recalling the systemic pain that…
A Look at Over-Prescribing Prescription Opioids
The US is in the throes of a drug overdose crisis. “Morphine [an opiate] and other prescription-painkiller abuse is more…
Drug Overdoses Misreported as Cardiac Arrests, Study Shows
You’ve heard about misreported causes of death a lot recently. For example, the debate rages on about the actual number…
Pain in the Back? Treatments that Work
About 80% of all adults experience disabling low back pain at some point. Physical therapy and exercise are now the recommended back pain treatments.
Effective Treatments for Fibromyalgia Sufferers
From the outside, a person with fibromyalgia looks perfectly normal. But on the inside, it can feel like the pain…
Prenatal Opioid Exposure Can Harm Children and Teens
Most infants born with Prenatal Opioid Exposure (POE) look and seem completely unaffected – even those that go through withdrawal. A new meta-analysis shows that brain development and motor skills in children exposed to opioids in pregnancy lag behind other children significantly.
Quick Hits: Few Seniors Report Drug Adverse Events, New Osteoporosis Drug & More
Less than 40% of senior adults report adverse events they experience with a medication to their doctor. A retrospective study…
FDA Reinforces Warnings About Kratom
The FDA has issued another warning about the herbal supplement kratom, this time noting that unsafe levels of heavy metals…
Scott Gottlieb’s FDA Legacy
The announcement last week took just about everyone by surprise. Scott Gottlieb, MD, the FDA’s well-respected commissioner, would be stepping…
Quick Hits: Light Exercise and Hypertension, Using Acupuncture to Relieve Menopause Symptoms & More
Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can reduce blood pressure in older people who are overweight or obese almost…
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