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How to Taper Off Opioid Medications Safely

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Whitney Luke, MD, a board certified pain medicine and addiction medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how to properly taper opioid medication.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Substance Abuse,

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19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Foods to avoid when you have the flu

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Kasey Vavrek, a registered dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the worst and best foods when you have the flu.

Channels: Food Science, Health Food, Immunology, Nutrition, Public Health, Influenza,

Released:
19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Tips for making resolutions work

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Now is the time many people make New Year’s resolutions.Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. For this New Year, revise your goal-setting process for optimal results.

Channels: Food Science, Health Food, Healthcare, Nutrition, Obesity, Women in Business, Women's Health, Local - Ohio,

Released:
31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As we age, we become more vulnerable to developing an alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism. Your body processes alcohol less efficiently the older you get. Also, seniors may be drinking more to seek relief from the boredom, loneliness and grief that are common with aging.

Channels: Addiction, Aging, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Healthcare, Local - Ohio,

Released:
28-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: My Cold Is Gone, So Why Am I Still Coughing?

My Cold Is Gone, So Why Am I Still Coughing?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

One of the classic cold symptoms is a cough. Usually after a week or so, the cold runs its course and most of the symptoms go away. But for some people, the cough remains. So why do we cough and what can we do about it? Here are five things you should know about that persistent cough.

Channels: Asthma, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Local - Ohio,

Released:
27-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: How to move mindfully into the New Year
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27-Dec-2018 12:30 PM EST
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Newswise: How Can Palliative Medicine Help with End-of-Life Decisions?
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27-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Whole30-style diets: The good, the bad and the healthy

Whole30-style diets: The good, the bad and the healthy

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Restrictive, whole-foods diets like Whole30 are popular choices for those looking to reset their food choices, especially as New Year’s resolutions. It’s important, though, to recognize that highly restrictive diets can have more risks than benefits – and healthy compromises do exist.

Channels: Food Science, Health Food, Healthcare, Nutrition, Local - Ohio,

Released:
27-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Eating is a cultural part of our holiday traditions but, for more and more Americans, a simple holiday gathering could lead to a medical emergency with a bite of the wrong food.

Channels: Allergies, Food Science, Health Food, Nutrition, Winter Holidays, Local - Ohio,

Released:
17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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