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Mindfulness May Reduce Opioid Cravings, Study Finds


People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use…
Simple Conversations Can Reduce Opioid Prescriptions After Hysterectomy

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Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use – but there…
Researchers explore the role of psychology in responding to opioid addiction

September 30, 2019

The literature on addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco has developed consistently over decades of study within…
Nearly 1 in 3 Patients with Lupus Use Prescription Opioids for Pain

September 27, 2019

Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly…
Opioid Prescriptions Filled After Eye Surgery Doubled from 2000 to 2014

September 27, 2019

From 2000 to 2014, rates of filled opioid prescriptions after eye surgery rose considerably, despite reduced invasiveness of…
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help

September 12, 2019

Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study…
Researchers working to develop vaccines to fight opioid addiction

September 10, 2019

There are many moments in the human experience when tragedy elicits not only compassion, but inspiration. When Mike…
Researchers find alarming risk for people coming off opioids

September 6, 2019

With a huge push to reduce opioid prescribing, little is known about the real-world benefits or risks to…
What we don’t know about prenatal opioid exposure

August 29, 2019

Pregnancy can be a time of anxious uncertainty, particularly if there are any risks of complications. The question…
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in older women with breast cancer

August 27, 2019

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to…
Anxiety, Depression Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery

August 26, 2019

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients,…
6 in 10 Kids Receive Opioids After Tonsillectomy, But Opioids May Not Prevent Complications

August 9, 2019

Sixty percent of privately insured children undergoing tonsil removal received opioids –with average prescriptions lasting about six to…
1 in 75 New Moms Go on to Long-Term Opioid Painkiller Use

July 29, 2019

Nearly half of American women having a baby in the last decade received a prescription for a powerful…
Taking Opioids for Chronic Pain May Make It Harder to Find Primary Care

July 17, 2019

Finding a new doctor for health checkups and primary care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for…
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies

July 15, 2019

Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according…
Prescribing Opioids for a Sprained Ankle?

July 12, 2019

While ankle sprain injuries are common, a new report from Michigan Medicine suggests that the rate of opioids…
Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect

July 10, 2019

A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions…
Six ways to manage opioids in small, rural clinics

July 10, 2019

In rural, disadvantaged populations, the opioid epidemic has taken its most devastating toll. “Opioids tend to be prescribed…
FDA panel considering higher-dose opioids for “pill burden” features CWRU’s Hoffer

July 9, 2019

The prescribed dosages of opiate-based medications have resulted in some chronic pain patients taking more than 70 opioid…
Shedding Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioid Use

June 18, 2019

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive…
Taming Tetrodotoxin

June 14, 2019

Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for…
The Balancing Act of Managing Post-Op Pain

June 10, 2019

There’s an expectation of pain or discomfort following any surgery, but for some people, uncontrolled, post-operative pain can…
Reducing Opioid Prescriptions After C-Sections

June 10, 2019

Nearly a third of birthing moms now deliver babies via cesarean section — and many of them go…
More than half of patients in pain management study took no opioids after operations

June 3, 2019

The opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis in the U.S. While primary care physicians have been…
New Pain Management Protocol Sends 92 Percent of Cancer Surgery Patients Home with No Opioids

June 3, 2019

A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight…
Media reporting of unused opioid medication disposal

May 31, 2019

Proper and timely disposal of unused prescription opioid medication can prevent accidental overdose or misuse of these medicines.…
Targeting the Opioid Crisis

May 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 Americans die every day from…
Opioid-exposed newborns may react to pain differently after birth

May 15, 2019

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they…
Opioid doctor and pharmacy ‘shoppers’ may also shop at home, study suggests

May 13, 2019

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals…
Fighting the opioid epidemic with new knowledge: U-M teams up with Harvard, National Academy of Medicine

May 3, 2019

 With 130 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses, and 2 million suffering from disorders related to prescription…
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