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 …

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.

Too Early to Link COVID-19 to Spike in Opioid-Related Deaths, Health Officials Say

It is unlikely that the coronavirus pandemic is responsible for the increase in opioid-related deaths that occurred in Maryland during the first quarter of this year, according to a former secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From Jan. 1 to March 31, 561 people in Maryland died of opioid-related deaths, according to data …

COVID-19 and NSAIDS: A Narrative Review of Knowns and Unknowns

Abstract Concern about the appropriate role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in COVID-19 speculate that NSAIDs, in particular ibuprofen, may upregulate the entry point for the virus, the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2 receptors and increase susceptibility to the virus or worsen symptoms in existing disease. Adverse outcomes with COVID-19 have been linked to cytokine storm but …

How to Avoid Back Pain While Sitting at the Office

Our bodies were meant to be in an active state the majority of the time. As humans have evolved, we have found easier ways to complete everyday tasks using technology. Although these advancements have created easier and more efficient ways of doing things, they also encourage us to move around less. With this in mind, …

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Explains Why She Will Not ”Fall Victim” to Her MS Diagnosis

This article was originally posted on E! Jamie-Lynn Sigler is refusing “to fall victim” to her MS diagnosis.On Wednesday, The Sopranos alum stopped by Daily Pop and opened up about how she navigates being a working actress, a mom and a person diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. While Sigler admitted to stressing about finding balance in the past, she said she now …

How Pet Fish Can Reduce the Aches and Pains of Stress

Anxiety and stress are normal reactions to specific overwhelming or unexpected stimuli in our lives. But it’s when they’re ever-present and invasive that they become a real issue. Having a prolonged activation of the stress response can actually be harmful to the body. It can compromise your immune system and your cardiovascular system. With a …

Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

This article was originally published on BBC. We all know what it is to feel pain. Acute pain, that is, such as slamming your finger in the door or grazing your knee. Chronic pain is different. It might be triggered by arthritis, an injury to your back or by an operation you never completely recover …