Mark’s Musings

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

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Alternative Methods to Wellness

This week I want to highlight three different articles that revolve around the same theme of there being many alternatives to treating pain and living a healthy lifestyle. The articles discuss the potential benefits of medical marijuana and increasing your overall well-being through mindfulness and wellness. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on …
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So Many Words

If you’re reading this you’ve probably seen some of my daily postings on LinkedIn and/or Twitter. Or maybe you’ve read one of the 227 blogposts I’ve published since May 22, 2015. But did you know that I have had 29 published articles? And that my first one was published back on May 14, 2013? It’s …
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Consistency is Key

This week I want to highlight two interesting articles I came across this past week. While they may appear different, the concepts are related. The first article is about advocacy-based claims and how it is becoming increasingly more prevalent in the industry. The second article is all about continuous improvement; what it is, how it …
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Could We See a Decline in Overdose Deaths?

This week I want to highlight an interesting article I came across about fentanyl and China’s role in production. 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 Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, and do not necessarily reflect …
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Everybody Can Do Something

I made a new friend in Sacramento on November 8. During that initial conversation and in follow-up he reinforced for me a point I’ve been making for awhile…everybody can do something. Because he’s living proof that it works. Norm Hainlen is a workers’ compensation consultant. But that’s not what defines him. He is an athlete, and …
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Emotions Affect Our Health

The two articles I want to highlight from this past week are both important subjects centered around emotions and health. The first article is about a link between depression and heart disease. The second article is about how meditation could be just as effective as traditional therapy in treating PTSD. Below you’ll find these articles …
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Our Imagination Fuels Success

This week I want to highlight just one topic because I feel it is that important. The image below is about the concept that you shouldn’t limit what is possible by giving up. I feel that we can use this philosophy in many aspects of our lives. Below you’ll find the image that inspired my …
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Resilience Defined

I had the privilege of closing out the annual conference for the Oklahoma City chapter of the Case Management Society of America yesterday. However, I was moved – and motivated – by the lunchtime keynote speaker before I got up on the stage later in the afternoon. His name was Andrew Oberle. In case you …
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The Dangers of Benzodiazepines

The two articles I want to highlight from this past week both have one theme — how dangerous benzodiazepines can be, both by themselves and in combination with opioids. The first article is a story of a young woman and her withdrawal from taking an anti-anxiety medication. The second is the results from a study …
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The Many Ways to Treat Pain

The two articles I wanted to highlight this week revolve around a common theme in the healthcare industry – treating pain. The first article discusses a potential new replacement for opioids. The second is an interesting study examining how physical therapy effects the treatment of low back pain. Below you’ll find these articles and my …
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