To assist health care providers, doctors and community organizations working toward combating the opioid menace, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced fresh guidelines on April 26, 2018, to monitor patients using painkillers. Dayton also urged the state legislature to do more toward achieving this goal. He also earmarked $700,000 as grants to eight communities in Minnesota.
Music can uplift your mood, inspire you and get you grooving. But, can it also help you recover from ailments? To understand this link better, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have joined hands to launch an initiative called Sound Health.
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released a new advisory against vaping informing the public that it is not a safe alternative to nicotine addiction. The new advisory highlighted that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not approve e-cigarettes as smoking cessation devices. In..
Already struggling with the epidemic of prescription drugs and heroin, the United States is now facing a new challenge in the form of a terrifying new substance that is 10,000 times stronger than morphine, itself a powerful pain medication made from opium, or 5,000 times more potent than heroin. The problem is only getting serious..
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 40 million Americans smoked cigarettes in 2014. Every year, one in five deaths in the country is caused by smoking and approximately 16 million Americans live with some kind of..
Cocaine addiction has been one of the most disturbing social issues for about a century. Medical science has looked for an effective solution to this problem from diverse viewpoints. Still, no easy answers exist for the debilitating problem of cocaine addiction. But, now there is a ray of hope.