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Prescription Opioids and Heroin: What’s the Relationship?
There is no nice straight line between use of prescription opioids and heroin addiction; in fact, the connections aren't really clear at all.
TEDMED Talk: Why Doctors Kill Themselves
At TEDMED, medicine's version of TEDTalks, Dr Pam Wible talks in earnest about physician suicide--and how to stop it.
Why are mental health questions still allowed on physician job applications?
A physician says she has lied on job applications about treatment for postpartum depression. Is that really necessary?
CDC Issues Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Draft
A pain management specialist reviews the strengths and points out the weaknesses in the proposed recommendations.
Pain Management: What We Know and Don't Know
We have learned over time that some widely used therapies actually provide little benefit for most patients. Now several new studies should make us rethink some others.
Swimming to Liberty: A Physician's Life Lesson
Forced to end a marathon athletic quest just short of the finish line, our blogger said it was "okay." She explains why and how it applies to medicine.
The Hidden HIV Epidemic in the United States
One US location has a higher incidence of HIV than “any country in sub-Saharan Africa.” What does this tell us about the inadequacies in our HIV prevention efforts?
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