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Addiction Overdoses Rise As Opioid Prescriptions Fall

Addiction Overdoses Rise As Opioid Prescriptions Fall

In the sea of reports on a National level, drug addiction overdoses rise taking about 91 lives everyday. Trump, Obamacare, and Facility practices pull focus away from the simple truth…

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

    Persistently high rates of income or wealth inequality are bad for social cohesion, political inclusion and crime. The evidence for this is overwhelming. Often, stubbornly high income inequality partly…

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Supporters of Donald Trump’s wall might have us believe that Mexicans who enter the US illegally carry disease and take advantage of America’s healthcare system. But several large…

A doctor’s sexual advances towards a patient are never ok, even if ‘consensual’

A doctor’s sexual advances towards a patient are never ok, even if ‘consensual’

    In a recent independent review, I recommended chaperones no longer be used as an interim protective measure to keep patients safe while allegations of sexual misconduct by a…

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

Most people wonder how long they have left on this world, and what they’ll do with that time, but few people are as preoccupied with mortality as the professionals…

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds this Easter

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds this Easter

  Easter is once again upon us and for many people it is a time when a little more chocolate than usual is consumed. Chocolate gives many of us pleasure…

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

  A new analysis has found spending more on health care has little impact on improving key health outcomes. It found that a 10% increase in health-care spending reduces…

What is ‘success’ in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work

What is ‘success’ in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work

This week’s Australian Story was a compelling narrative of redemption. After a long history of problem drug use and related crime, Peter Lyndon-James’s life was turned around…

Maximizers vs. minimizers: The personality trait that may guide your medical decisions – and costs

Maximizers vs. minimizers: The personality trait that may guide your medical decisions – and costs

Do certain people want more medical care than others do? And, does that matter? To consider this idea, start by answering the following question: Which of the paragraphs below describes…

How do drugs work

How do drugs work

Whether a drug is prescribed by the doctor, bought over the counter or obtained illegally, we mostly take their mechanism of action for granted and trust they will do what…

Why it’s important to just say no to bad drug policy

Why it’s important to just say no to bad drug policy

In all the discussions about the proposed health care law, it was easy to overlook a statement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 15: “I think we have…