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 …

What Is Chronic Pain and How Can it Lead to Addiction?

By Ashley Addiction Treatment Individuals struggling with chronic pain walk a tightrope between obtaining relief from their pain through medications and avoiding potential addiction to the drug itself. It may seem that becoming addicted to opioids for pain relief is a new phenomenon, but there is actually a long history of it. Opiate addiction related …

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 …

China’s Mystery Virus Prompts Emergency Meeting

Dr. Christo was a guest on i24’s Clear Cut discussing China’s new mystery virus. It has already caused 6 deaths and is rapidly spreading. Should we be concerned in the United States? Buy Cialis online buy Premarin no prescription Buy citalopram buy Zocor no prescription

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 …

How NeuroFlow Helps Pain Providers Stand Apart from the Competition

NeuroFlow technology includes reimbursable pain scale tracker and opioid risk tools to help measure and manage behavioral health. By Will Crowley Mounting research is pointing to a shift in the medical community when it comes to delivering holistic, integrated care beyond office visits. In all areas of medicine, but especially pain management, care providers are …

2019 Summit on Balanced Pain Management

Dr. Christo was the moderator for the 10:00 am session at the 2019 Summit on Balanced Pain Management. The session was titled Patient-Centered Care: Principles in Practice Featuring: – Michael Leong, MD; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Director of Neuromodulation, Stanford Pain Management Center – Mark Shepherd, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Program Director, …