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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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How Do You View Change?

This week I want to share two pieces of information that differ from the articles I usually post. The first is a quote that I feel is very important in everyday life. The second is a way to measure resilience to adversity. Below you’ll find these and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views …
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There’s Always Various Perspectives

This week I want to share an article and my thoughts on a session I attended at WCI in Orlando on August 13. The article is about the various ways people define quality in healthcare. The session at WCI was about perspective and how everyone’s is different, even if they have the same initial information. …
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Drug Details Matter

This week I want to share two articles about drugs and the studies on how they affect patients. The first article is about the effects of taking gabapentinoids. The second article examines risk factors in long-term opioid use. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed …
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Putting the Human Back in Healthcare

This week I want to share two articles about utilizing compassion and empathy in healthcare. The first article is about how while artificial intelligence (AI) may be smarter, physicians bring the human element into healthcare. The second article is about how physicians speak—what they say and tone of voice—can lead to better care. AI Will …
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Marijuana’s Complexities

This week I want to highlight two articles both about the use of cannabis. The first article is about the differences between marijuana and hemp and the confusion it causes. The second article is a report that covers the experiences of individuals using cannabis to treat their PTSD. Below you’ll find these articles and my …
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How do we Treat Opioid Addiction?

This week I want to share two articles about the opioid epidemic and treatment options. The first article is about a company who marketed their drug in allegedly unethical ways. The second article is about a study that may prove medications can help heal the brain of someone who is addicted to opioids. Below you’ll …
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How to View Pain Differently

This week I have one article I want to share with you about pain. This article has an interesting outlook on how we as a society view pain and how changing that perspective could positively affect the opioid crisis. Below you’ll find this article and my thoughts on its implication. Disclaimer: The views and opinions …
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Do You Remember When?

This article was written for and published by WorkersCompensation.com on July 11, 2019.  Let’s go down memory lane… I remember laying down to take a nap during long trips in the floor of my parent’s car, over the transmission hump, because of the low hum, slight vibration and warmth. I also remember sitting on the pull …
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