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I Will Not Be Shamed for Using Opioids to Manage My Cancer Pain

Share on: by April Doyle The pain starts in my sit bones, radiates into my pelvic area and moves up and down my spine. When I'm having a good day, my pain is a 5 or 6 out of 10 on the pain scale. Some days, my pain escalates to an 8 or 9 and...

Summer Reading: Books on Health and Nutrition

Add these books on health and nutrition to your summer reading list! There’s nothing like lying on the beach with the waves hitting your feet and a good book in your hand. Isn’t summer reading just the best? This year, in between the romance and who-done-it, don’t forget to carve out some time to read...

276: What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos

276: What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos I am here today with someone I am so impressed with on many levels, especially his time management and everything he accomplishes. I thought I was busy, but I don’t hold a candle to Tony Kasandrinos, the co-founder of Kasandrinos...

Is Aging Reversible?

The fountain of youth. Books have been written about it, movies have been made about it, and billion-dollar industries have been built around it. Cosmetics and personal care items, exercise contraptions and slickly marketed “superfoods” all promise to deliver “anti-aging” effects. Biohackers jump on the latest diet and lifestyle trends related to longevity, hoping...

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

One of the hardest adjustments for me when adapting to our grain-free lifestyle was finding substitutes for the classic foods my Italian husband loves. Pasta was, of course, at the top of his list, so after much trial and error, I was finally able to make some healthy alternatives that taste even better. Basil Pesto...

Effort To Hold Someone Accountable For Devastating Opioid Crisis Is Ever Narrowing In On Drug Companies

Previously undisclosed data--obtained by The Washington Post and HD Media, publisher of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia--on the distribution of painkillers during the epidemic cements drug companies as the target for blame. The numbers reveal “clear heinous, criminal distribution that has visibly contributed, if not caused, the crisis our country is facing...

People Keep Using Car Sticker Analogy To Argue For Drug Price Transparency. Here’s Why The Comparison Doesn’t Work.

The common comparison of having increased transparency in drug pricing to forcing car companies to add sticker prices is flawed because it overstates the usefulness of the knowledge by implying that patients have much more power to act — to shop around or negotiate — than they actually do. In other pharmaceutical news:...

Planned Parenthood Chief’s Ouster Raises Question: In This Landscape, Can Group Really Steer Away From Abortion Wars?

Interviews with staffers suggest there were managerial problems beneath Dr. Leana Wen's tenure. But the former chief's departure also highlights an organization at a philosophical crossroads. Where Wen wanted to treat abortion less as a war and more as a health care issue, other leaders in the organization see an aggressive leader necessary...

‘You Work … And You Really Pay The Price’: How Middle-Class Americans Are Bearing Brunt Of High Deductible Revolution

While wealthy Americans have been able to weather increasing costs, and the Affordable Care Act helps those on Medicaid afford coverage, the middle class is at a loss. The families have health insurance, but they can't afford care. The divide is creating ever-deepening resentment, especially toward those who receive government help. Los Angeles Times:...

Dealing With The Loneliness Epidemic: ‘Tea With Strangers’ Group Is Latest Experiment To Bring People Together

To fight isolation, a health problem that a former surgeon general said can be as debilitating as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, several groups are working to create in-person connections. A group started by one former lonely heart in San Francisco invites strangers to talk over tea and has caught on in more...

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