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Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction Often See Very Few Patients

wpr.org — Many people struggling with opioid addiction can't find a doctor to provide medication-assisted treatment, even though it's highly effective. One reason could be that doctors who are qualified to prescribe the medication typically treat just a handful of patients.

Doctors who treat opioid addiction often see very few patients

scpr.org — Many people struggling with opioid addiction can't find a doctor to provide medication-assisted treatment, even though it's highly effective. One reason could be that doctors who are qualified to prescribe the medication typically treat just a handful of patients.

Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction Often See Very Few Patients

nhpr.org — Many people struggling with opioid addiction can't find a doctor to provide medication-assisted treatment, even though it's highly effective. One reason could be that doctors who are qualified to prescribe the medication typically treat just a handful of patients.

Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction Often See Very Few Patients

kpbs.org — Many people struggling with opioid addiction can't find a doctor to provide medication-assisted treatment, even though it's highly effective. One reason could be that doctors who are qualified to prescribe the medication typically treat just a handful of patients.

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npr.org — Enlarge this image Many people struggling with opioid addiction can't find a doctor to provide medication-assisted treatment, even though it's highly effective. One reason could be that doctors who are qualified to prescribe the medication typically treat just a handful of patients.

Frozen Food Gets Ready For Its Image Upgrade

npr.org — Enlarge this image Alarmed by a nation that increasingly equates fresh with healthy, the frozen food industry has a message for you. "What we call fresh in the supermarket is really better termed raw," says Kristin Reimers, a registered dietitian and manager of nutrition for ConAgra Foods.

Saline Nose Spray Might Help Tame Severe Nosebleeds

kpbs.org — Saline nose spray is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for allergies and sinus problems. And a study suggests the cheap, simple solution helps with severe nosebleeds, too. Two studies published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, used saline nose spray as a control when testing medications to treat severe nosebleeds caused by a rare genetic condition.

Saline Reduces Severity Of Severe Nosebleeds : Shots

npr.org — Enlarge this image Saline nose spray is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for allergies and sinus problems. And a study suggests the cheap, simple solution helps with severe nosebleeds, too. Two studies published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, used saline nose spray as a control when testing medications to treat severe nosebleeds caused by a rare genetic condition.

Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

npr.org — Enlarge this image Tobacco control advocates disagree on whether e-cigarettes are a useful tool to get smokers off tobacco, or just a sleeker form of one of the world's deadliest addictions. A lot of that discord comes from the fact that there's just not enough science to know the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in a vapor rather than through tobacco smoke.

A Guarded Thumbs Up For Sugar To Ease Tots' Pain From Shots

npr.org — Nobody likes to see a baby in pain. But it's been surprisingly hard for doctors to figure out how to make shots and other medical procedures hurt less. The solution might be as simple as giving a baby a bit of sugar water before the shot.
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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

RT @charlesornstein: Thanks to @medpagetoday for exposing this and calling for change: AAFP Just Says No to Reporters https://t.co/LBIOvbJcvv

Sep 21, 2016

RT @BDStein13: Great talking with @nancyshute @NPR about ways to help doctors effectively treat more people addicted to #opioids https://t.co/0W3dqQoN6r

Sep 21, 2016

Miami reporter @sammymack waited 5 weeks to get Zika test results. even tho she's pregnant. What the?  http://ow.ly/5aWE304q74b  @NPRHealth


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