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Overcoming the Opioid Crisis in the Primary Care Setting

Through monitoring and dosing guidelines, provider education and training and better alternatives for patient pain management, medical group reduces monthly average of written pain medicine prescriptions by 20 percent, while the number of providers within the medical group grew by 22 percent and the number of patients grew by 12 percent.

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Vaping Harmful to Youth, as Is Second-Hand E-Cig Aerosol: Researcher Available to Discuss New Surgeon General’s Report

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What if You Couldn't Taste Your Favorite Holiday Foods, A Safer Supper, Science for Sweet Tooths and More in the Food Science News Source

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Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children’s Brain Development

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The study uses fMRI data to compare brain development between children who experience pervasive, continuing trauma and those with “normal” development.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Novel Compound to Alleviate Pain and Itch

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In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models.

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Lower-Than-Recommended Methadone Doses for Opiate Addiction Are More Likely at Facilities Managed by African-American Directors, Johns Hopkins Study Shows

While the daily dose of methadone for opiate addiction has declined in recent years, facilities run by African-American directors were more likely to provide low methadone doses than facilities run by managers of other races and ethnicities.

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Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help People Manage Their Drive for Gambling, Sex, Alcohol or Overeating

UCLA study looks at theta burst stimulation as intervention in problem behaviors

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UT Southwestern Researchers’ International Study Zeros in on Gene That Limits Desire to Drink Alcohol

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In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.

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UAB Physician Calls for Better Understanding, Policy and Treatment for Opioid Addiction

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Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Results Improved When Teens Stopped Smoking, Case Western Reserve University Researcher Finds

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found that addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking.

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Virginia Tech Addiction Expert Lauds Surgeon General’s Report on Substance Use Disorders, Calls for Treatment Reform

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Top Researchers Report Negative Effects of Alcohol

Researchers from around the country who are studying alcohol’s negative effects on the body discussed their latest findings during a meeting at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences campus.

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Expert on Opioid Addiction Available to Discuss Surgeon General Report of Substance Abuse

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Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Assumes Role as President of the Society for Neuroscience During 2016 Annual Meeting

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute (FBI) and Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, began his term as President of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) at the 2016 annual meeting last evening.

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Preventing Adolescent Substance Use May Need to Start in Early Childhood

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood.

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Teenage Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Function of Future Offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found.

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Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch? Study Shows How Problem Behaviors Spread in Siblings

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Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared experiences with parents. Evidence describing how problem behaviors spread between siblings has been scarce – until now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on identical and fraternal twins.

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Monday Helps Quitters Stay Smoke Free for the Holidays

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The Quit & Stay Quit Monday goal is to use this year’s Great American Smokeout as the kickoff to kick the habit. In the weeks that follow, QSQM stands ready to provide proven tobacco cessation tips and tools to help quitters stay smoke free through the holidays and into the New Year. These resources are available for free at: www.quitmonday.org.

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Smoking Cessation Expert Explains Why Monday Could Help Quitters Stay Smoke Free After the Great American Smokeout

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