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Article ID: 703935

UC San Diego Campaign Raises Awareness about “Drugged” Driving

University of California San Diego

As roadway safety remains a pressing public health concern in California, researchers at the Qualcomm Institute and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have received funding to expand a statewide program known as Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS). TREDS recently launched a public awareness campaign called “Higher Education: Driving High is DUI” to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs.

13-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 702900

Upstate Study Finds Misuse of Stimulant Medication When Snorted, Injected Has Most Severe Health Consequences

SUNY Upstate Medical University

A study, which evaluated the prevalence and clinical consequences of prescription amphetamine (AMP) misuse among adolescents and adults, found severe medical outcomes occur when people snort or inject stimulant medication.

26-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702572

Parent-child bond predicts depression, anxiety in teens attending high-achieving schools

Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have found the quality of the parent-child relationship steadily declined starting in grade 6, and levels of alienation, trust and communication in middle school predicted depressive symptoms and anxiety in grade 12.

25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    23-Oct-2018 7:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702343

Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup: Most Americans Would Choose an Alternative to Opioids Following Surgery

Mayo Clinic

While nearly all Americans say they would choose an alternative to opioid pain relievers following surgery, few patients are talking to their health care provider about it, according to the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup.

17-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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    22-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702357

Patients who Undergo Major Operations without Opioids Have Shorter Hospital Stays

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

A treatment protocol that sends people home after colorectal operations without any opioids to manage their pain leads to shorter hospital stays.

17-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702409

Medicating Distress: Risky Sedative Prescriptions for Older Adults Vary Widely

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study shows wide variation in prescriptions of sedative drugs, called benzodiazepines, to people with Medicare coverage. Some counties, especially in southern and rural western states, had three times the level of sedative prescribing as others. The study also highlights gaps at the level of individual prescribers: Some primary care providers prescribed sedatives more than six times more often than their peers.

18-Oct-2018 9:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 702369

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are coming together with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27.

17-Oct-2018 1:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 702163

UVA Joins National Medicaid Transformation Project

University of Virginia Health System

University of Virginia Health System is partnering with more than 20 other health systems in the AVIA network’s Medicaid Transformation Project to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans who receive Medicaid.

15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700916

National Recognition for Einstein Montefiore Addiction Specialist

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., a New York City-based expert in opioid use disorder will serve on a national board advising the CDC on best approaches to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

21-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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    21-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700590

Researchers Successfully Train Employees to Respond to Opioid Overdose, Administer Naloxone

New York University

A small study shows that business managers and staff—such as those running coffee shops and fast-food restaurants—can be trained to reverse opioid overdoses, which are known to occur in public bathrooms.

17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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