Announcing A Series of Five Free Public Lectures Thursdays, 5:00 PM, 3 Madrona Street, Downtown Mill Valley December 18 and January 8, 15, 22, and 29 New Methods, New Medications in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Street parking available. Please walk up the stairs. We hope to see you there! Dear Patients, Friends, and Colleagues: …Read the full post.
No matter what your spiritual belief, everyone can benefit from these wise words. Enjoy this year’s post of the Serenity Prayer.
A recent report by the American Academy of Neurology declared that opiates are essentially a poor choice by physicians wishing to manage chronic pain conditions of their patients. The report detailed the risk for dependence, even in cases where the opiates appear to be providing relief. We agree that full agonist opiates like Vicodin and …Read the full post.
“Medtronic neurostimulator devices can offer hope for chronic pain sufferers. The innovative pain control devices could change the lives of patients afflicted by daily chronic pain as a result of physical injury or illness. These devices are not appropriate for every patient or pain condition. However, for those whom are deemed prime candidates, neurostimulator devices …Read the full post.
We have our copy and feel that this addition is truly the most objective and informative text in the field currently. More information here. “Topics include scientific, evidence-based facts and perspectives on abuse programs, pain and addiction, co-occurring addiction and psychiatric and neuroscience disorders, psychiatry, neuroscience and neurobiology, pharmacological advances screening, the brief intervention, laboratory …Read the full post.
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Opiate addiction was America’s first drug crisis. Emerging in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and culminating in the needle based heroin epidemic that has been with us ever since, the abuse of this class of drugs spawned the “war on drugs.” Absolutely essential to medical care as morphine, oxycodone, and similar molecules, opiates cannot …Read the full post.
In the U.S., someone dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes. Most of these deaths involve opiate medications like OxyContin and Vicodin. As physicians, we have a responsibility to help ease pain but also to prescribe responsibly. Check out this article from CNN (from today).
Teenagers need more of it. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the lack of sleep causes “poor academic performance and poses a serious public health concern. Traffic accidents, depression and obesity can result, with schools that start too early contributing to the problem.” Do you agree? Check the link here. FB blog here.
There are stark differences between where the most money for disease funding goes compared to what actually does harm to us.