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Alcohol: The Forgotten Factor in Prescription Drug Overdoses
A new study found that alcohol was involved in more than 20% of both opioid- and benzodiazepine-related deaths reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network in 2010.
I Made a Difference...
I made a difference in a student’s life.
Multitasking Makes You Stupid
The neuroscience is clear—you can’t possibly get good at multitasking. It’s a myth. Rather than keep trying to improve the “skill,” why not try something different. Read on . . .
Pain, Sleep, and Opioids
Difficulty with sleep is a common problem for people with chronic pain. Plus, it is well known that while pain medications cause sedation, they can also disrupt normal sleep cycles.
Good Medicine Is What Does Work, Not What We Think Should Work
I treated my young patient with asthma "by the book" and alienated his mother as I did so. I didn’t have the time to really listen to what she really needed from me.
NSAIDs: Are We Being Careful Enough?
Deaths from opioid overdoses routinely claim headlines but nearly as many fatalities are caused each year by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Who's tracking trouble under the radar?
Doctors Not Allowed to Ask Patients, “How Are You?”
Nope. No more open-ended questions that may invite wandering answers. Who has time when the double-booked patient sits in the exam room next door?
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