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Seniors Turn to Cannabis
The marijuana of today is not the pot some seniors smoked in college. It can ease pain, but it can also lead to falls, confusion and the ER.
Acetaminophen a Risk During Pregnancy
Mothers who take this painkiller while they are pregnant have had a higher likelihood of having kids with sleep and attention problems.
A Long View of Weight-Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery offers benefits that last for years. The joints, health and economic well-being of patients are all positively impacted.
Tension Headaches? Consider Acupuncture
Tension headaches are all-too-common, and for some, chronic and frequent. Acupuncture is one way to avoid the risk of too many pain meds.
Painkillers May Be Behind the Ringing in Your Ears
NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, raise the risk of tinnitus, that maddening buzzing or ringing in your ears. What you can do.
“Oms” Replace Opioids
Doctors are looking for ways to treat chronic pain without opioids. Two approaches -- yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy -- show promise.
A New Pathway to Safer Opioids
The routes that opioids take in the brain point the way to creating non-addictive drugs that retain their pain-killing properties.
Cancer Patients Who Keep Marijuana Use a Secret
Some cancer patients use pot to ease symptoms, but many don’t tell their doctors about it -- even though It can interfere with treatment.
Prostatitis Pain? Try Acupuncture
Prostatitis is painful, and acupuncture has been found to offer lasting help. It eases other painful conditions, too.
Give Lonely Seniors Opportunities to Socialize Ahead of Meds
Lonely seniors are more likely to feel depressed and anxious. That's why social interactions can often help them more than medications.
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