A study shows some emergency physicians wrote far more opioid prescriptions and Medicare patients who saw those doctors were more likely to still be taking the addictive painkillers months later.
An expert geriatrician says the benefits for the patient, such alleviating pain and maintaining independence, must be weighed against the possible risks. Her motto: ‘start low and go slow.’
Newborn sleep is a valuable commodity.
Effort asks salon owners to voluntarily improve air quality and use less toxic chemicals.
Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
We talk with a leading expert about Republican ideas for reform. Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution says it’s a mistake to think conservatives have too few ideas — rather they have too many.
In a report released Friday, a task force recommends patient education and more funding to enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Depression is common among American women, and antidepressant use is on the rise. Yet women tend to keep both a secret. Why aren’t we discussing this more?
The opioid epidemic may be fueling a rise in the number of children in foster care. But a special family court is trying to keep families together by treating parents with substance abuse problems.
Anxiety before surgery can be dangerous for kids. Medication can help calm them down. But an anesthesiologist in California has come up with a safer, cheaper and much more entertaining alternative.