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Pain Management
 
Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity...
SOURCES: Charles Emery, Ph.D., director, Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Program, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University; Connie Diekman, M.Ed., director of university nutrition, Washington University in St. Louis; February 2017, Pain
3/10/2017

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 -- People who are overweight and plagued by chronic pain may find relief in a Mediterranean diet, new research suggests.

The study of 98 men and women between the ages of 20 and 78 builds on growing evidence that a diet heavy on fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and be...

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Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days...
SOURCES: Martin Bradley, PharmD, Ph.D., division of pharmaceutical evaluation and policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; Scott Krakower, D.O., assistant unit chief, psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.Y.; March 17, 2017, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
3/16/2017

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 -- Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction, a new study suggests.

Among patients without cancer, a single day's supply of a narcotic painkiller can result in 6 p...

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Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain...
SOURCES: Eric Cruzen, M.D., director, emergency medicine, Lenox Health Greenwich Village, New York City; Robert Duarte, M.D., director, Northwell Health's Pain Center, Great Neck, N.Y.; Annals of Emergency Medicine, news release, Feb. 16, 2017
2/28/2017

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 -- For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain.

But a new head-to-head trial in an ER environment casts doubt on the notion that Valium or potent painkillers can really help.

As reported Feb. 22 in ...

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