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Re "Bill aimed at pain drug's abuse," March 21 Left out of this article was any concern the members of Congress seeking to place tighter restrictions on the painkiller hydrocodone might have for people who actually suffer from chronic pain. The only...
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Federal authorities Friday raided the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing narcotic painkillers and other widely abused medications to patients who had no legitimate need for them. Undercover agents posed as patients at John Dimowo's offices in...
Premium Health News Servicehttp://www.whatdoctorsknow.com The movie "The Hurt Locker," which won the Best Picture Oscar in 2008, helped portray what our veterans are being exposed to during wartime. It's easy to see, through the lens of a camera, why we see traumatic brain...
Tribune Media ServicesDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently became extremely ill from what turned out to be a peptic ulcer caused by H. pylori. Until that time, I had no symptoms of acid reflux or pain. What causes peptic ulcers? What are the chances I will have a recurrence? ANSWER:...
Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Once infection is eliminated, likelihood of additional ulcer caused by H. pylori very lowPremium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently became extremely ill from what turned out to be a peptic ulcer caused by H. pylori. Until that time, I had no symptoms of acid reflux or pain. What causes peptic ulcers? What are the chances I will have a recurrence? ANSWER:...
Re "Deaths tied to painkillers rising in U.S.," March 30 As a retired physician, I am aware of the dangers of misusing painkillers. As a patient with severe, chronic pain from a degenerating lower back, I know the value of those same painkillers to...
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ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For those who are able, exercising once or twice more weekly may alleviate some symptoms of a chronic pain condition without making joints feel worse, according to a new study. Previous studies have found short-term benefits...
Despite efforts by law enforcement and public health officials to curb prescription drug abuse, drug-related deaths in the United States have continued to rise, the latest data show. Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal...
Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending. "For end of life, the opioids are very important for pain management,...
HealthNearly every day for the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a headache. It’s not the throbbing, intense kind of headache that would put a gal in bed. No, it’s just a dull ache across the top of my head. It’s the kind of tension headache...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People prescribed high doses of powerful painkillers are more likely to be injured while driving than those taking very low doses, according to a new study from Canada. The drugs, known as opioids, include common painkillers...
The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 fatal overdoses tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by a prominent Orange County physician. Dr. Van Vu, a pain management specialist in Huntington Beach, was featured in...
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