Mark’s Musings

Read the latest musings from the RxProfessor Mark Pew, our senior vice president of product development & marketing.

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Getting Un-Stuck

This week I want to share with you two articles about ways to move on in life after a diagnosis of chronic illness or a catastrophic injury. The first article is about how to deal with grief over chronic illness. The second article is about psychosocial care and why it is so important to catastrophic …
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Celebrate Life Every Step of the Way

This week I want to share two pieces of content that are applicable to every aspect of every day life. The first is a tweet I viewed that shares solid life advice. The second is an article about how and why we should focus on celebrating the small wins in life. Below you’ll find these …
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Understanding Health Through Science

This week I want to share two articles about the science behind different aspects of how our bodies work. The first article is about breathing and how we can all learn to breath healthier. The second article is about the gut-brain connection. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The …
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Treating Pain with Virtual Reality and Opioids

This week I want to share two articles about treatment options for both mental and physical pain. The first article is about a new study showing how virtual reality could help those suffering from PTSD. The second article is about a case that examines how long a payor is responsible for paying for opioids in …
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Beware of Survivorship Bias

This week I want to share a very impactful article about Survivorship Bias and how understanding this bias can help you make better decisions in life, business, health, and personal situations. Below you’ll find this article and my thoughts on its implications. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed below are those of Mark Pew, Senior …
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Mainstreaming Marijuana

This week I want to share two articles about CBD and marijuana. The first article is about new guidelines published about how and when to use CBD. The second article is about a new U.S. congressional bill that would help legal marijuana businesses. Below are these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The …
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A Healthy Brain

This week I want to share two articles about living a health life—both mentally and physically. Good health starts with a healthy brain. The first article is about a study that links optimism with a longer lifespan. The second article is about a new practice that links nutritional health and mental health. Below you’ll find …
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Does Surgical Pain Require Opioids?

This week I want to share an article and resource about pain management alternatives. The first article is written by a former NBA star about his personal experience with opioids and alternative pain management tactics. The second is a website that helps patients research and prepare for their pain management plan after surgery. Below you’ll …
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Let’s Learn to Be Tolerant

This week I want to share two articles about tolerance—with both pain and patience. The first article is about how your friends can impact your pain tolerance. The second is a report on the ever increasing impatience of the human race.. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views …
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Opioid Sadness and Hope

This week I want to share two articles about Opioids. The first article is about MLB baseball player Tyler Skaggs and how opioids played a part in his death. The second is a study about opioid use disorder from Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital that provides hope. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on …
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