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Overprescribing Is a Key Component of the Opioid Crisis — Here’s How to Stop It

By DAVE CHASE  Today’s opioid crisis is one of the most dire side effects driven by our dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system. A recent JAMA Surgery report found that many surgeons prescribe four times more opioids than their patients use. This opens the door for misuse and abuse later on. In fact, the total combined cost… Read More »

Flint official facing involuntary manslaughter charges in water crisis awarded high paying new job

(Photo: Adobe Stock) Although Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, will face a jury trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to a special police agent – all stemming from her handling of Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis – state officials just hired her as an “advisory physician” in the Michigan… Read More »

Advent calendars adding to the childhood obesity crisis, warns TV's Dr Eva

Eating just one of the chocolates, no matter how small, can mean up to 100 calories. Stock photo: Getty Images Advent calendars adding to the childhood obesity crisis, warns TV’s Dr Eva Independent.ie Chocolate Advent calendars can have a serious effect on children’s health, a leading doctor has claimed. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/advent-calendars-adding-to-the-childhood-obesity-crisis-warns-tvs-dr-eva-37600236.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37599810.ece/adb45/AUTOCROP/h342/GettyImages-894206304.jpg Email Chocolate Advent calendars… Read More »