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Monthly Archives: July 2016

What the New CDC Guidelines on Pain and Opioid Use Mean for Patients

The new CDC guidelines on pain and opioid use have been released, and these guidelines have left many patients wondering what these rules and recommendations mean for patients who have cancer, those who are dying, and individuals who deal with … Continue reading

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Reduced When Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs are Implemented

A National Institute on Drug Abuse funded research study shows that when states implement prescription drug monitoring programs the rate of opioid overdose deaths is reduced. The research study has been published in the Health Affairs journal, and it also … Continue reading

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Noninvasive Electrical Brain Stimulation is Not A DIY Treatment According to Neuroscientists

Noninvasive electrical brain stimulation is an effective treatment for symptom reduction for a number of mental health and physical disorders according to emerging research, but neuroscientists are warning that this is not a DIY treatment that anyone should attempt at … Continue reading

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Military Veterans See Sleep Disorders Rate Rise Significantly in Last Decade

A recent study on sleep disorders, military veterans, and PTSD shows that these disorders have increased considerably in the last decade. The study involved over 9.7 million United States military veterans and the results showed that in 2010 vets had … Continue reading

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Study Shows Veterans with PTSD and Substance Use Disorder Have Higher Risk of Death

A research study conducted in partnership by the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Health System has shown that veterans who suffer from both PTSD and substance use disorder have an increased risk of death. This … Continue reading

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