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Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol can impair interoceptive sensitivity in men, says study

04-20   Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol can impair interoceptive sensitivity in men, says study

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There are different ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. While some people take to meditation to calm their minds, others resort to alcohol, believing that its effect will help lower anxiety levels. Though alcohol helps alleviate tension temporarily, people are overcome with the urge to drink again. This unbridled tendency to continue with their […]


Ultra-restrictive prescription protocol leads to 89% reduction in opioid use after gynecology surgery, finds study

03-30   Ultra-restrictive prescription protocol leads to 89% reduction in opioid use after gynecology surgery, finds study

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Extended use of opioids in the post-surgical period leads to a higher risk of chronic opioid use, abuse and diversion. To minimize these risks and to ensure that patients received proper pain management solutions, researchers from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University at Buffalo, New York, conducted a study where they implemented […]


Trump administration throws cold water on Idaho’s plan to allow non-Obamacare products

03-12   Trump administration throws cold water on Idaho’s plan to allow non-Obamacare products

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The Donald Trump administration recently thwarted Idaho’s move to sell low-cost health insurance plans in violation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), popularly known as Obamacare. A top health official warned Idaho on March 8, 2018, that the administration would force the ACA if the state refused to change its plan. Idaho […]


Inadequate health insurance networks pose multiple problems

02-12   Inadequate health insurance networks pose multiple problems

The number of uninsured individuals in the U.S. has declined sharply, but many consumers who have purchased narrow-network health plans feel they are as good as not being insured at all. Americans who bought health plans of Ambetter, a Centene’s subsidiary, are disillusioned after discovering that the coverage is far from what they had expected. […]


How I survived-A first person account of dealing with addiction and co-occurring mental condition

02-09   How I survived-A first person account of dealing with addiction and co-occurring mental condition

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Casey (pseudo name) is a 30-year-old medical professional who lives in Connecticut and works as an ambassador for an organization associated with ending the stigma of addiction. Today, she helps thousands of people who are in the grip of addiction and struggling to come out of it. However, until a few years ago, she herself […]


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