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The Guardian Heart

There are all sorts of hearts in this world. Some are cold and hard, impenetrable and insulated from any emotion, good or bad. Others are soft and tender, feeling every little thing that comes their way. 1,483 more words


Heroin-Related Deaths Have Quadrupled in America

Correction appended, March 5

Heroin-related deaths nearly tripled in the U.S. within just three years and quadrupled in 13, according to new federal data.

The new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that from 2000 to 2013, drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin increased fourfold, from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 people to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 people. 363 more words

The Problem With Treating Pain in America

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and between 5 to 8 million use opioids for long-term pain management. Data shows the number of prescriptions written for opioids as well opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, highlighting a growing addiction problem in the U.S. 659 more words

The times, are they a-changin'?

The history of the stigmatisation of people with chronic pain is littered with broken lives and suffering. That a large proportion of this suffering is iatrogenic is indisputable. 928 more words

Science And The World

Oxycodone Facts and Information

Oxycodone is a prescription narcotic pain killer used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is actually what is called a semi-synthetic opioid, which means that it is an opioid narcotic with chemical properties very similar to opiate drugs such as heroin and morphine. 1,377 more words


Houston Teen, 17, Found Dead After Her Senior Prom

(HOUSTON) — Grief counselors were at MacArthur High School in north Houston on Monday in the wake of the death of a teenage girl after her senior prom… 188 more words


Houston Teen, 17, Found Dead After Her Senior Prom

(HOUSTON) — Grief counselors will be at MacArthur High School in North Houston today in the wake of the death of a teenage girl at her senior prom… 94 more words