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Addiction's Dragon

Today I filled out an audience application for a TEDx conference coming to my city in October. I like that idea: answer some questions to be considered for a limited ticket to thought-provoking ideas and intelligent conversation. 542 more words

The Universe & Personal Musings

Poppy's Precious Pit

Golden swirling warmth

Lightens head and eases pain

Comfort, but danger


Are opioids used for patients with back pain in Japan?

The other day, I had the opportunity to sit down with Taro Minato, MD who is an orthopedic surgeon in Yokohama, Japan. His areas of specialty are the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, hand). 382 more words

Back Pain

Important: CDC Releases Report on Heroin Epidemic

On July 10, 2015 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on the Heroin epidemic that is sweeping the United States. 284 more words

Drug Addiction

Safe Prescribing Tools for Health Care Providers

Safe Prescribing Tools for Health Care Providers

Reversing the epidemic requires changing the way opioids are prescribed.
For more than 20 years, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s Injury Center) has been the nation’s leading public health authority on violence and injury prevention. 44 more words

Pain Management

Heroin-related Overdose Deaths Quadruple Since 2002

A new CDC Vital Signs report released last week found that heroin use has increased in the U.S. among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels.   248 more words

My Summer Reading “Dreamland–A Chronicle of America’s Opiate Epidemic”

The Amazon.com site book review and summary in basic explanation and opinion adequately covers this interesting Non-Fiction title that details a Mexican based operation of a small family in the village of Xalisco. 459 more words