Author: Matthew Steiner

FDA to broaden access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

CNN Original Article By Nadia Kounang,  Patients are warned not to break, chew, crush or dissolve extended-release tablets because the rush of oxycodone into the system could cause serious health problems, including overdose and death. (CNN) The Food and Drug Administration expects to roll out guidance on expanded access to opioid addiction therapy known as medication-assisted treatment, Health an...

What’s Next for Treatment-Resistant Chronic Pain

Understanding & Overcoming Neuropathic Pain   Chronic pain ranks as a significant public health problem, putting an emotional and financial burden on millions of people. One of the biggest challenges for medical practitioners as a whole is when pain is neuropathic in origin. In neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves become damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. Neuropathic pain proves...

Dealing with Migraines and Other Forms of Chronic Pain

To say dealing with migraines and other types of chronic pain is challenging is an understatement. The challenges of chronic pain and migraines could be magnified by how you handle stressful situations. Stress is one of the leading causes of migraines and chronic pain causes more stress, which is a vicious cycle that can go on and on. What Are the Symptoms of a Migraine? A migraine headache can re...

Although the war is over, you’re still battling PTSD

Surviving PTSD: You Can Win the Battle Post-traumatic stress disorder is something that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, dangerous or life-threatening event, such as combat, a natural disaster, car accident, domestic violence, threats made against one’s life or sexual assault. It’s very normal to have upsetting memories of something traumatic or to lose sleep after having s...

Just Sad or Suffering with Clinical Depression?

Are You Clinically Depressed or Just Moody? Depression can range from serious to mild, temporary episodes of sadness and severe, unrelenting depression. Clinical depression is the most severe type of depression and it is also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Clinical depression is not the same thing as being depressed over the death of a loved one, or a medical issue or thyr...

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