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A Caring Culture

As a new year and decade dawns, I want to share two different articles about helping yourself and others. The first article is about a city in Kentucky and their unique approach to helping individuals recover from opioid addiction. The second article provides suggestions for how you can make sure you practice good physical and …
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The Challenge of Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction

This week I want to share two articles about chronic pain, opioids and how to treat the effects. The first article is about opioid addiction and the (hidden to some) negatives of prescribing gabapentin. The second article is how a doctor specializing in addiction believes adverse childhood experiences are the cause of addiction. Below are …
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The Paths to Society’s Recovery from Opioids

This week I want to share two articles about prescription opioids and their deep impact. The first is a comparison of Work Comp opioids in two different states. The second is a robust report on how we can begin to approach the opioid problem in the United States with science and technology. Below are these …
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The Mind-Body Relationship

This week I want to share two articles about the incredible power of our brains. The first article is about body language and its impact on our emotions (and vice-versa). The second article discusses how the placebo effect works. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views and opinions …
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The Brain is the Gateway to Relief

This week I want to share two interesting articles about two different topics. The first article is about how alternative treatments can be just as effective as prescription opioid use. The second article is about our brain’s cognitive biases. As is becoming increasingly known and accepted, the human brain is the most important tool in …
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Each Patient is Unique

This week I want to share two articles about how you can receive the best quality of care for your individual needs. The first article provides a list of questions you should be asking your doctor. The second article is about new guidelines for opioid prescription use. Below are these articles and my thoughts on …
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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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