Pain Medication Addiction Reaching Epidemic Level

In a recent newspaper article, a Nebraska State Patrol investigator called the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic” in the state.  Aly Hassan, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine,...

Child Abuse and Brain Changes

When children have been exposed to family violence, their brains become increasingly “tuned” for processing possible sources of threat, a new study reports. The findings, reported in the Dec. 6 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveal the...

Managing Chronic Pain & Medication Misuse

  David Loffert was a success. He was two years into a Ph.D. program. He ran his own consulting firm. He’d published papers and developed a patent. He had just one problem: migraine headaches.       He consulted a doctor, who gave him pills for...
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