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Dr. Paul Christo Talks Telemedicine As a Remedy For Opioid Addiction During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on — the stealthy virus which, since the start of 2020, has claimed more than 1.5 million lives worldwide —  a bright light is being shone on another group of people sickened not by the highly contagious and potentially deadly virus, but by coping with this historic devastation in the shadows of drug addiction. Whether playing with the fire of addiction or well into the throes of it, Dr. Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Continue Reading→

Broaden Your Horizons and Balance Your Life by Engaging in a New Hobby

Participating in a hobby is good for your well-being. It’s a chance to add balance to your lifestyle and help you to stay on track. You can engage in new activities with the help of technology, developing your skills and interests by yourself or with your friends. Opportunities abound for virtually all levels and abilities. Tap into these ideas to boost your mental health:   Learn a new language. Picking up a new language is not only an interesting way to spend your downtime, Continue Reading→

opioids and COVID

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Opioid-Related Deaths

  The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced states across the US to implement lockdown measures. As a result, authorities have reported increased cases of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Although there is no precise estimate as to how many individuals have overdosed on opioids this year, there is an expectation that the figure will surpass the total number of cases from 2019. Paul Christo, MD, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care Continue Reading→


Opioid Deaths Nationwide: WTOP Radio 103.5 FM Interview

Dr. Christo visited WTOP Radio 103.5 FM in Washington D.C. to discuss the topic of opioid deaths nationwide. Are the deaths related to COVID? Are we improving our opioid death rate as a country? Listen below for the 2 part series! Part 1 Part 2 Continue Reading→

Is Telehealth Effective for Treating Chronic Pain?

Telehealth or telemedicine refers to the various ways healthcare professionals can provide their services to people through telecommunication and other technologies. With regards to pain treatment, perhaps the most impressive application of telehealth right now is the use of virtual reality (VR) to distract burn patients when they are having their wounds cleaned as well as during physical therapy. “Their pain scores would be reduced somewhere between 20-40 percent when you add virtual Continue Reading→

Life On Planet Earth: Podcast Featuring Dr. Paul Christo

DR. PAUL CHRISTO: Pain management expert on another pandemic admidst COVID 19, a suspected surge in opioid overdoses. Dr. Christo of Johns Hopkins University, hosts Aches and Gains on SIRIUS XM Radio. Life on Planet Earth Listen on Apple Podcasts  Opioid related deaths in the United States have been on the rise since the COVID 19 pandemic began, experts say.  Authorities in several states, including Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, and New York, are reporting rises in overdoses Continue Reading→

COVID-19 Increases Risk of Overdose

WATCH RECORDING ON NEWS WATCH 12 COVID-19 joined a crowded field of American public health crises. The unprecedented stress, changes, and uncertainty appear to be making those other problems worse. Especially when it comes to overdoses. The CDC released new data showing 2019 had an uptick in overdose fatalities. About half of those were due to opioids.Dr. Paul Christo, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University and host of "Aches and Gains", says the opioid pandemic has changed over Continue Reading→

Opioids May be Appropriate for Chronic Pain

Opioid May be Appropriate for Chronic Pain (Christo - J Law Med Ethics - July 2020) Read the article published by Dr. Christo in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics in favor of using opioids with chronic pain patients when necessary. Continue Reading→

Kelly Preston died on July 12 following a two-year battle with breast cancer

Kelly Preston Dies of Breast Cancer at 57: 'She Was a Bright, Beautiful and Loving Soul' "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer," a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," the family rep says. "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared Continue Reading→

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