Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part 2

Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part II

A staggering number of people have died from opioid related overdoses during the last several years. Prescription opioids, heroin, and illegally manufactured fentanyl are all involved. Paula, our first guest will share her experience with opioid addiction, and her path to regaining a life that she almost lost. Then Dr. Greg Hobelmann, chief medical officer …

Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part 1

Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part I

A staggering number of people have died from opioid related overdoses during the last several years. Prescription opioids, heroin, and illegally manufactured fentanyl are all involved. Paula, our first guest will share her experience with opioid addiction, and her path to regaining a life that she almost lost. Then Dr. Greg Hobelmann, chief medical officer …

Naloxone: The antidote for opioid overdose

Did you know that Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a motor vehicle crash? A lifesaving drug called naloxone can make the difference between life and death from an opioid overdose. Today’s show will give us an in-depth look at this drug. Does it really save lives, when do we …

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome featuring Ally Hilfiger, Part II

Imagine a tick bite steeling your childhood, making you crazy, and almost killing you. This is how our first guest, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger describes her painful experience with Lyme Disease. About 10-20% of patients develop the chronic form of the disease called, Post Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS). Ally continues to …

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome featuring Ally Hilfiger, Part I

Imagine a tick bite steeling your childhood, making you crazy, and almost killing you. This is how our first guest, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger describes her painful experience with Lyme Disease. About 10-20% of patients develop the chronic form of the disease called, Post Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS). We’ll first hear …

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Dr. Travis Stork and Pain in the Emergency Department

Imagine having a throbbing headache for 3 days, or severe back pain that immobilizes you, or even a broken bone from tripping and falling on the ice. Where do you go for relief? Most of the time, we go to the emergency room. Our guests are two experienced emergency room physicians who will describe how …

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StimRouter and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Part II

Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk. Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this …

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StimRouter and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Part I

Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk. Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this …

Elephants in Pain, Part II

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and suffering often hidden from the public. Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research, and Advocacy for the Performing …

Elephants in Pain, Part I

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and suffering often hidden from the public. Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research, and Advocacy for the Performing Animal …