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VR in the OR, Healthy Volunteers, Preventing HIV among Youth, and More in the Healthcare News Source

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Opioid Addiction Increases Likelihood of Death by 10 Times Among People Receiving Care in Doctor’s Offices or Hospitals

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People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems, UCLA researchers have found.

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Volunteering Might Prevent Substance Abuse for Female Student-Athletes

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As substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the U.S., a social scientist from the University of Missouri has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage in helping behaviors are less likely to partake in dangerous alcohol and marijuana use.

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The Difficult Choices: Managing Chronic Pain While Avoiding Opioid Abuse

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Rather than being considered a miracle pill that magically takes away pain, prescription opioids are increasingly being seen as a precursor to heroin addiction and the cause of potentially deadly overdoses themselves.

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Penn Researchers Receive Prestigious National Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Two research teams from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are among the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Award.

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Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy — Medication Treatment Improves Outcomes for Mothers and Infants

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a research review and update in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Measuring Cystic Fibrosis Drug's Effectiveness, Young Athlete Injuries, Treating Aggresive Brain Cancer, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Knowledge as an “Antidote to the Opioid Crisis

HMS launches free online course to educate clinicians, the public

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MEDIA ADVISORY: TSRI Addiction Expert Kim D. Janda to Participate in Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit

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Six Things You Should Know About the Opioid Crisis

As a primary point of contact for patients receiving anesthesia, procedural sedation, and pain management services, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are answering the Surgeon General’s call to end the opioid crisis with a more holistic approach to pain management designed to reduce dependence on prescription medications and offering patients greater transparency, understanding and engagement in their own care.







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