Medtronic Neurostimulator Devices Offer Hope for Chronic Pain

“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.

New Addiction Text is Out!

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.

Prescription Opiates Lead to Herion

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 Sleep.

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.

ASAM Conference

Last week, Dr. Kornfeld presented on “From Opium to Buprenorphine” in front of approximately 300 doctors and other professionals at the 45th annual conference hosted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Way to go Dr. K!