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Profiling Evil Podcast with Mike King
Substance Abuse and Crime, The Academy

Profiling Evil Podcast with Mike King

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2023 16:08


Illegal drug possession is against the law and many drug addicts turn to crime to support their habit. Others, impacted by the influence of illegal drugs, commit other crimes, including crimes of violence. One side says we should lock them up so they don't continue to victimize the public, the other end of the spectrum claims that drug treatment is the answer to minimizing crime and healing the addict. What do you think?======================================= Click here!  http://Aura.com/profilingevil to get a 14-day free trial and protect yourself against America's fastest growing crime.  Get 10% Off your TruthFinder subscription with code EVIL10 at checkout: https://truthfinder.pxf.io/c/3466408/1404760/15694  

Vital Signs
It's All In Your Head

Vital Signs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2023 28:13


If you have chronic back pain, something's wrong...right? Maybe not. Sometimes, it might all be in your head... or at least, in the neurons of your brain. Listen in as neurosurgeon Dr. Erich Anderer explains how pain isn't that simple, and how incorporating ancient practices into modern therapies can help treat chronic back pain.

Explore Health Talk Weekly
Overcoming Opioid Addiction

Explore Health Talk Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2023 29:00


Thank you for listening to this episode of "Health and Fitness" from the Nezpod Studios! Enjoy your night or the start of your day, spiced by our top-notch health and fitness/wellness updates coined from the best sources around the globe: made only for your utmost enjoyment and enlightenment… Click on subscribe to get more spicy episodes for free! See you again soon on the next episode of Health and Fitness Updates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Missouri Health Talks
For opioid-dependent moms: 'We want to help them break out of this cycle.'

Missouri Health Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2023 3:59


Jamie Morton is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Iowa and a former nurse. She led a study that found stigma can impact health outcomes of opioid-dependent moms.

PHM from Pittsburgh
Opioid Use Disorders in Pediatrics

PHM from Pittsburgh

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2023 79:42


Title: Opioid Use Disorders in Pediatrics   Target Audience This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.   Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:               Review definition and epidemiology of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). 2.       Review mechanism of action of Opioids. 3.       Review medications for treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and harm reduction principles. 4.       Review considerations for when and adolescent is admitted to the hospital who happens to have OUD. Faculty:  Planning Committee: Allison Williams MD, — Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh   Course Directors: Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Dr. Tarchichi has disclosed he was a member of the Advisory Board for meningococcal vaccine in immunocompromised patient for Sanofi Corp   Maggie Sheng, MD —  Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.    Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.   Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.   The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.   Disclaimer Statement: The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.   Released 12/1/2023,  Expires 12/1/2026   The direct link to the course is provided below: COMING SOON!!

The Doctor Patient Forum
ORRP Part 2 - Does the Opioid Rapid Response Program Exist?

The Doctor Patient Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 50:57


This is part 2 or our 3 part series on ORRP - Opioid Rapid Response Program. This program is funded to help support abandoned pain patients after a law enforcement action. Here is Part 1, in case you missed it. We took clips from the following videos/podcasts for this podcast: 1. COSSUP - Jan 11, 2023 2. Senate Finance Committee - Oct 2019 3. National Opioid Summit 2020 4. APRO Award 2020 5. Cover 2 Resources Podcast For the full list of all documents claiming ORRP exists and works, please go to our Patreon Page The information in this podcast is not to be considered medical or legal advice --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-doctor-patient-forum/message

Civic
The Grassroots Effort to Save Lives: San Francisco and the Overdose Crisis Part 6

Civic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 47:21


Fentanyl-related deaths among teens more than tripled across the U.S. from 2019 to 2021. And the CDC reports that two thirds of teens who died had someone nearby who didn't provide an overdose response. Now San Francisco high school students are signing up for training sessions on how to recognize drug abuse and reverse overdoses. And it's not just teens who want to help. City residents are carrying overdose reversal nasal spray in case they come across someone in need of rescuing. But reversing an overdose isn't quite as simple as it might sound. In this sixth and final episode of our series on San Francisco and the overdose crisis, we hear about an organization dedicated to training people on how to reverse overdoses, and we drop in on a session to find out how it's done.Narcan resources mentioned in the episode:San Francisco residents can get Narcan from the Community Behavioral Health Services Pharmacy at 1380 Howard Street. Detailed instructions on how to administer Narcan can be found on the DOPE website at harmreduction.org and on YouTube "How to Use Narcan with the DOPE Project."The DOPE Project conducts Narcan distribution and in person trainings at the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center at 117 6th Street, during operating hours, Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm. 

ASRA News
How I Do It: Discontinuation of Opioid Prescription

ASRA News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 13:24


"How I Do It: Discontinuation of Opioid Prescription" by Sudheer Potru, DO, FASA, and Ariana Nelson, MD. From ASRA Pain Medicine News, November 2023. See original article at www.asra.com/november23news for figures and references. This material is copyrighted. Support the show

Public Key
Tennessee AG on Crypto, Consumer Protection and Opioid Crisis

Public Key

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 32:25


As a young prosecutor, Jonathan Skrmetti (Tennessee Attorney General) worked on cases that had similar plots to the movie, Training Day. His early cases ranged from law enforcement corruption, human trafficking and presidential assassination attempts. In this episode, Ian Andrews (CMO, Chainalysis) got to talk to John about his thrilling entry to prosecutions and the cases he works on as the Tennessee Attorney general, including fighting the opioid crisis, minimizing big tech's influence on children using social media and consumer protection in the crypto space.  John emphasizes the need for technical literacy in the judicial system and the evolving nature of technology and emphasizes the importance of collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the need for technological countermeasures to combat online scams and crimes. Minute-by-minute episode breakdown (2:10) - Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmett's responsibilities and daily tasks (4:08) - Jonathan's early DOJ Portfolio of Official Misconduct, Human Trafficking and Hate Crimes  (6:20) - Shift in criminal activity towards financial crimes and technology-based scams (8:45) - Importance of technical and blockchain literacy in the judicial system (10:50) - Lawsuit against Meta and the exploitative nature of social media on children (14:35) - Importance of collaboration and education in combating sophisticated crimes (20:52) - Complexity of the fentanyl crisis and the role of cryptocurrency (24:13) - Tennessee's conservative approach to crypto and NFT investment (27:45) - Need for policy environment that supports crypto innovation and protects citizens Related resources Check out more resources provided by Chainalysis that perfectly complement this episode of the Public Key. Website:  Jonathan Skrmetti Attorney General & Reporter Coindesk Article: Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Tennessee to Invest in Crypto and NFTs Announcements: Tennessee AG Opioid Settlements Article: TN AG Skrmetti Leads Coalition in Filing Lawsuits against Big Tech Giant Meta and its Social Media Platform Video: Attorney General Press Conference - use passcode: #8&di5!+  Advisory Report: U.S. Surgeon General Advisory - Social Media and Youth Mental Health Video: The Chainalysis 2023 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report (Available Now) Blog: KPMG in Canada and Chainalysis team up to help organizations combat illicit crypto transactions YouTube: Chainalysis YouTube page Twitter: Chainalysis Twitter: BuildCareers at Chainalysising trust in blockchain Tik Tok: Building trust in #blockchains among people, businesses, and governments. Telegram: Chainalysis on Telegram  Speakers on today's episode Ian Andrews * Host * (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis)  Jonathan Skrmetti (Tennessee Attorney General) This website may contain links to third-party sites that are not under the control of Chainalysis, Inc. or its affiliates (collectively “Chainalysis”). Access to such information does not imply association with, endorsement of, approval of, or recommendation by Chainalysis of the site or its operators, and Chainalysis is not responsible for the products, services, or other content hosted therein. Our podcasts are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Listeners should consult their own advisors before making these types of decisions. Chainalysis has no responsibility or liability for any decision made or any other acts or omissions in connection with your use of this material. Chainalysis does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information in any particular podcast and will not be responsible for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies of any part of such material.  Unless stated otherwise, reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Chainalysis. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Chainalysis employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the views of the company. 

Take Your Pills, Psychopath!
Ep. 58 Harm Reduction, Opioid Epidemic, Ketamine for Depression w/ Dr. Aryana Misaghi

Take Your Pills, Psychopath!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 101:27


John and Ben are very excited to be joined by Psychiatry Resident Aryana Misaghi. Dr. Misaghi works as a training psychiatrist at a community clinic in coastal Georgia. She discusses harm reduction for people with substance abuse issues, the ongoing opioid epidemic, ketamine as treatment for depression plus lots more. This episode is full of information AND full of laughter. Enjoy and please spread the word! Become a Psycho: SupportTYPP.com. Follow John: jfodlovesyou.com. Follow Ben: @CornbreadBen. Listen to Aryana Misaghi's podcast: AppalachianCareChronicles.com.

Raising Joy
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and Kids

Raising Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 30:06


Does your child experience frequent and intense tantrums? Is their irritability and anger impacting their daily life and relationships? This episode delves into the world of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), a condition characterized by persistent irritability and severe temper outbursts.On this episode of Raising Joy, pediatric psychiatrist Rachel Talbot, M.D., of Cook Children's sheds light on this misunderstood but common diagnosis. She helps us navigate the complexities of DMDD, differentiating it from other mood disorders like childhood bipolar, and identifying its unique symptoms at home and at school.Whether you're a parent seeking understanding and guidance, a teacher hoping to better support students with DMDD, or someone interested in learning about this complex condition, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and practical insights.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
CLASSIC: Who created the opioid epidemic?

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 67:55 Transcription Available


In the U.S. doctors often prescribe opioids for pain management, and it's no secret that these substances are a big business for pharmaceutical companies -- and, increasingly, it's no secret that exposure to these legal pills are turning patients into unwilling addicts. So how exactly did the U.S. come to find itself in the grip of an opioid epidemic, and who should be held responsible? Perhaps most importantly, how can the nation recover?They don't want you to read our book.: https://static.macmillan.com/static/fib/stuff-you-should-read/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Latinas: From The Block To The Boardroom
S5 Ep56: Women Building Socio Economic Change in Puerto Rico. Verónica Colón Rosario Executive Director of Fundación de Mujeres en Puerto Rico

Latinas: From The Block To The Boardroom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 41:40


Veronica Colon Rosairio. Executive director of Fundacion de mujeres en Puerto Rico was founded by women in the Diaspora and within Puerto Rico, which promotes social justice and supports the economic security, safety, health, reproductive autonomy and general empowerment of women, girls and gender-fluid individuals in Puerto Rico. Why is this so important? The women and outer communities of PR have continuously been left on the margins, particularly women, since colonial times of the island and it has been a corporate tax free haven to exploit folks and keep them in poverty. Think Hawaii 2.0. After Hurricane Marie hit her home country of Puerto Rico, Veronica went back home to leverage her US top tier educational background, with an 11 year career within a Washington, DC think tank, to help rebuild the country through an ecosystem of non-profits creating an entrepreneurial environment to help communities see ownership and organizing women at the forefront to lead a new transformation of Puerto Rico.  Veronica and I discuss the importance of this new leadership and a socio-economic change for women to be at the forefront due to the history of Puerto Rico and the US relationships over the years. Particularly the big corporations and Pharma which has had a long history of creating clinical trials with the first birth control pills tested on Puerto Rican Women which were hugely controversial and was also known as  The Pill Trials to lead into the first testing distribution of Opioids in Puerto Rico. The history of Puerto Rican people has long been colonized by Spain and the US by creating more profits to the wealthy since the early 1900's as per this documentary we refenced call “La Operacion '' which at minute 7, is where we see the economic displacement begin of the farming communities and lower income neighborhoods, then by sterilizing women to control the populations. There is a lot to unpack in this episode, but the goal is to start discussions of our histories that are slowly being erased and how these policies of colonization, which we clearly opened our eyes to the concept through social media with Gaza and Israel, has long been a thing here in the US starting with the Indigenous populations. It's time to start healing and moving forward by learning more and advocating for those that are not resourced to live humanely.  By providing women leadership and entrepreneurial skills to help rebuild communities, creates a pathways for the right investments getting to the people that need them the most, not to those who profit from the land ownerships and corporations that feed the broken policies of Puerto Rico. It's time for us, women of color and our allies, to invest in social equity that  builds communities into better women's healthcare and a new economic sustainable society for future generations.  For context in this episode, we referenced the Madrigal sisters which is in reference to the Madrigal ten, which was a legal case of  Madrigal v. Quilligan in Los Angeles California  from the 1970's challenged  the forced sterilzation of latina women without their consent. But this is not anything new, and can not be forgotten, just as UnidosUS provides us with more information and context on forced sterization of Latinas here that is also happening in ICE detention centers.  Thank you for supporting this episode. If you'd like to get in touch with Mujeres en Fundación de Puerto Rico, Inc. you can visit them at the website here and follow them on social media here  If you would like more information about Latinasb2b.com, please reach out to us at info@latinasb2b.com. Executive Production and Host by Theresa E. Gonzales of 5-E Leadership and Marketing Audio Engineered by Robert Lopez of Crates Audio Subscribe to our Newsletter Latinasb2b.com Follow us: YouTube @Latinasb2b IG @ Latinasb2b LinkedIn @ Latinasb2b.marketing X @LatinasB2B Gracias

Causes Or Cures
From Practicing Medicine to Going to Prison, a Doctor Shares his Journey through the Opioid Epidemic, with Dr. Jay Joshi

Causes Or Cures

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 73:36


In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Jay Joshi about his new book, Burden of Pain, a Physician's Journey through the Opioid Epidemic. Dr. Joshi was a practicing physician at a clinic in rural Indiana when his world was turned upside down. The DEA, using a fake patient and a prescription monitoring system, investigated Dr. Joshi for his opioid prescription practices. He was eventually arrested, tried in court and served a prison sentence. While in prison he wrote the book Burden of Pain, which is his side of the story. After serving his time, he is back to practicing medicine. No matter your views on the causes and perpetrators of the opioid epidemic, in this episode Dr. Joshi provides valuable insights on the complexity of the epidemic; how we view and treat pain; the patient-Doctor relationship, the role of the DEA; and what he feels are the best steps forward. He also shares what it was like to be a doctor in prison, coming out and starting over. You can contact Dr. Eeks at bloomingwellness.com.Follow Eeks on Instagram here.Or Facebook here.Or Twitter.On Youtube.Or Threads.SUBSCRIBE to her newsletter here.Support the show

The Epstein Chronicles
A Look Back: The Explosion Of Opioid Addiction In Mexico

The Epstein Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 11:27


Recently we've heard from the President of Mexico that Fentanyl is an American problem and that there is no issue with the drug or addiction to it on the southern side of the border. At the time of the statement, we pointed out how inaccurate that comment was and in this episode, we lay out why that comment is false and how there is an addiction and overdose disaster on the horizon in Mexico that is being driven by the industrial sized Fentanyl factories that are springing up in the country as the cartels pivot towards the synthetic market.(commercial at 8:10)to contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comsource:Elections Mexico 2021: Human experiments in Tijuana and Mexicali: How cartels are testing fentanyl on drug addicts | International | EL PAÍS English (elpais.com)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5003294/advertisement

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Concerns raised about powerful synthetic opioid

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2023 17:23


A warning is out that an opioid even more potent than fentanyl is circulating the country. The Drug Foundation says Nitazenes, a family of synthetic opioids, were first reported in Aotearoa in October last year. Kathryn speaks to Drug Foundation executive director Sarah Helm and psychiatrist and addiction specialist Sam McBride.

The Red Light Report
Preventative Medicine, Longevity & Biohacking w/ Dr. Ron Primas

The Red Light Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2023 62:45


Back when I was running my solo physical therapy practice, ProActive Health, my mission and ultimate goal was to advocate for individuals to be, well, proactive in their approach to health versus reactive. Of course, it is much easier — both time- and energy-wise, as well as financially —  to prevent injuries and illnesses from occurring compared to falling prey to and enduring a long, drawn out course of treatment that can sometimes be, if bad enough, in perpetuity. In my mind, preventative medicine is undoubtedly the future of healthcare for a multitude of reasons and today's guest, Dr. Ron Primas, has been pioneering this model for decades  — putting him well ahead of the curve, especially under the allopathic paradigm. Dr. Primas is a board-certified physician with over 30 years of experience in assisting New York City residents and travelers with their health needs. Educated via the traditional allopathic medical system, he has broken out of that archetype to become the proverbial biohacker before biohacking was formalized and has a long-standing passion for longevity well before that was trendy. As a longevity expert, Dr. Primas helps his patients to maximize their biological age with regenerative medicine and a longevity routine that supports their unique personalized health history and goals. In today's conversation, we cover a smorgasbord of topics ranging from chronic pain management to holistic weight management to, of course, biohacking and longevity to red light therapy to diet, supplements and more! Dr. Primas is an absolute wealth of knowledge and not just because he is one smart cookie, but, more importantly, he can speak from decades and decades of personal and professional experience. You can never garner wisdom without real-life experience and Dr. Primas has that in spades.   As always, learn lots and light up your health! - Key points: Guest Introduction (00:00:00 - 00:00:22): Guest: Dr. Ron Primas, board-certified physician with 30+ years of experience and a fellow biohacker. Biohacking Modalities (00:00:22 - 00:00:43): Dr. Primas experimented with cocoon, guardian, and BioBlue. Background and Medical Journey (00:00:43 - 00:05:08): Shifted from music to medical school. Worked in AIDS clinic and Mount Sinai outpatient department. Focus on preventive medicine for 30+ years. Health Trends Over 30 Years (00:05:08 - 00:08:56): Prevalence of heart disease. Opioids' impact on acute issues. Chronic Pain Management (00:08:56 - 00:10:27): Success story of lifestyle changes. Advocates for a three-month lifestyle trial for chronic pain patients. Holistic Weight Management (00:10:27 - 00:11:50): Links weight to lifestyle factors. Promotes holistic changes over strict calorie counting. Conclusion (00:15:06 - 00:15:18): Emphasizes lifestyle improvements. Rejects one-size-fits-all approaches. Biohacking Discussion (00:15:18 - 00:15:55): Dr. Belkowski sets the stage for biohacking and longevity discussion. Dr. Primas's Transformation (00:15:55 - 00:17:13): A personal journey to fitness. Introduced to time-restricted eating. Longevity and Biohacking (00:20:50 - 00:22:21): Discovered longevity specialist. Engaged with early biohacking tools. Biometrics and Preventative Medicine (00:22:21 - 00:24:12): The potential of biometrics. Emphasis on government intervention. Longevity Services (00:24:33 - 00:25:43): Comprehensive approach. Incentives tied to health metrics. Challenges of Mass Adoption (00:25:43 - 00:26:34): Acknowledges challenges. Discusses irony of health rewards. Services by Dr. Primas (00:26:34 - 00:31:40): Comprehensive evaluation. Individualized plans based on risk factors. Biohacking Experiences (00:31:41 - 00:35:52): Impact of health changes. Benefits observed in patients. The Guardian+ Device (00:35:52 - 00:36:28): Emphasis on customization. Red Light Therapy and Gum Health (00:36:28 - 00:37:32): Positive experiences with red light therapy. Methylene Blue and Calcium Alpha-ketoglutarate (00:37:32 - 00:41:13): Dr. Primas discusses trying methylene blue. Discusses calcium alpha-ketoglutarate impact. Preventative Perspective on Red Light Therapy (00:41:13 - 00:41:30): Emphasizes the importance of preventative measures. Discussion on Methylene Blue (00:41:30 - 00:43:14): Potential integration for viral conditions. Dr. Primas plans to suggest to patients. Preventative Modalities (00:43:17 - 00:48:52): Emphasis on optimizing sleep and lifestyle habits. Advocacy for evidence-backed practices. Questionable Health Products (00:48:52 - 00:51:14): Emphasizes foundational habits over gadgets. Ancestral Health Diet (00:51:14 - 00:54:39): Explanation of eating based on cultural traditions. Tailoring Diet (00:54:46 - 00:56:12): Genetic testing for fine-tuning. Discussion on dairy alternatives. Essential Amino Acids and Whey Protein (00:56:12 - 00:58:52): Importance of essential amino acids. Potential role as a supplement. Closing Remarks (00:59:14 - 01:01:50): Dr. Belkowski's curiosity about Dr. Primas' approach. Appreciation for Dr. Primas's time. Information about Dr. Primas' website: drprimas.com. Mention of telehealth services, with a preference for an annual in-person visit. - Watch this episode on YouTube - Learn more about methylene blue & BioBlue: Methylene blue​ ​BioBlue - Dr. Mike's #1 recommendations: Grounding products: Earthing.com EMF-mitigating products: Somavedic Blue light blocking glasses: Ra Optics - To learn more about red light therapy, methylene blue and shop for the highest-quality red light therapy products, visit https://www.biolight.shop - Stay up-to-date on social media: Dr. Mike Belkowski: Instagram LinkedIn   BioLight: Instagram YouTube Facebook

Confidence Through Health
Ending Chronic Pain w/ Dr. David Clarke

Confidence Through Health

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 48:19


Dr. David Clarke shares how he was in the right place at the right time to see possibly the best healing modality for unexplained chronic pain at work. He learned that the brain can generate real symptoms when high levels of stress are not fully recognized. This occurs in many people with strong, healthy minds, affecting one in six adults and one in three primary care patients.How does the brain do this? Research shows changes in the nerve pathways in the brain. These occur in people with stress, trauma, and repressed emotions that often are linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). With the correct treatment approach, the nerve pathways in the brain can return to normal and the pain will subside.Dr. David Clarke is the President of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association. His organization's mission is to advance the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of stress-related, brain-generated medical conditions.To learn more go to www.EndChronicPain.orgFind out more about the All In Running Club at www.allinhealthandwellness.com/all-in-running-clubVisit ConfidenceThroughHealth.com to find discounts to some of our favorite products.Follow me via All In Health and Wellness on Facebook or Instagram.Find my books on Amazon: No More Sugar Coating: Finding Your Happiness in a Crowded World and Confidence Through Health: Live the Healthy Lifestyle God DesignedProduction credit: Social Media Cowboys

ACSH Science Dispatch
Senators Don't Understand Opioid Use (Or Math). Body Parts For Sale?

ACSH Science Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 52:07


If you needed further evidence that politicians don't understand the fentanyl crisis they helped to create, Senator Joe Manchin has you covered. We already sell some body fluids in select circumstances; will the day come when we sell body parts to the highest bidder?

Decoding Healthcare Innovation
DHI Favorite: Expanding Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorder with Ophelia Founder Zack Gray

Decoding Healthcare Innovation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 29:43


In this episode, Carrie, Rebecca, and Zack discuss: Why Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a proven treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Why only 5% of clinicians are licensed to prescribe buprenorphine and how this drives traffic to the black market How telemedicine breaks down barriers and stigmas for clinicians and patients in the treatment of OUD, making them an ideal combination for addressing the opioid epidemic in the U.SKey Takeaways: What many people don't know is that we already have working solutions for opioid addiction and have for a very long time. A widely accepted treatment called Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is highly effective at keeping people alive. Breaking down barriers for clinicians as well as for patients is critical to the solution. Only 5% of clinicians are licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used in medication-assisted treatment. Many people who seek treatment are forced to get medication through the black market. There are two main problems that telemedicine solves in regards to getting a patient into a healthy long-term treatment: getting patients to opt-in and getting them to stick with treatment. “Telemedicine is great for allowing people to get treated privately, and do so in a way that fits into their schedule. It's also great at helping people stick with treatment.” - Zack GrayConnect with Zack Gray: Website: https://ophelia.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zack-gray-58437936 Twitter: https://twitter.com/zarkgray Learn more from Carrie and Rebecca: Healthcare Insights (a monthly deep dive into specific topics for innovators): https://nixongwiltlaw.com/healthcare-insightsTelehealth/Virtual Care Mgmt Update (a biweekly LinkedIn newsletter tracking legal and policy changes across the nation): https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/telehealth-virtual-care-update-6901900767960068096/ Website: https://nixongwiltlaw.com/ Carrie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrienixon/ Rebecca on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccagwilt/NGL on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nixon-gwilt-law/ Decoding Healthcare Innovation on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/decoding-healthcare-innovation/

Someone You Know: Facing the Opioid Crisis Together
Facing the Opioid Crisis Together: Intentional Inclusivity at Caron Treatment Centers (Bethany Franklin & Tom McDermitt)

Someone You Know: Facing the Opioid Crisis Together

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 30:16


Bethany Franklin is a Lead Family Therapist, M.Ed., LCSW, CAADC, RAE and Tom McDermitt the Sr. Regional Resource Director, BA, AAC, RAE for Caron Treatment Centers. In this episode, we discuss: How addiction as a family disease The roles family and support systems play in recovery How Caron is supporting inclusive recovery environments Equitable access to recovery treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond What it looks like to enter a recovery journey with Caron Hosted by Heather Major, Executive Director, Independence Blue Cross Foundation. Recovery is possible, and help is available. Please visit our website to learn how we are collaborating to address this crisis: www.ibxfoundation.org . TM 2023 Someone You Know®. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimers This podcast contains opinionated content and may not reflect the opinions of any organizations this podcast is affiliated with. Nothing discussed in this podcast shall constitute or should be construed as an endorsement by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation or Independence Blue Cross, LLC of any product or service discussed herein. This podcast discusses opioid use, opioid treatment, and physical and psychological trauma, which may be triggering for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. This podcast is solely for informational purposes. Listeners are advised to do their own diligence when it comes to making decisions that may affect their health. Patients in need of medical advice should consult their personal health care provider. The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is not a substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional.

North Star Journey
How addiction is impacting Karen and Hmong communities

North Star Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 61:29


Karen and Hmong parents in Minnesota say they are increasingly alarmed by the substance abuse they see in their communities' youth. Opioids are the largest problem, specifically the the deadly drug fentanyl.MPR News partnered with Sahan Journal to talk about this painful topic with at a special North Star Journey Live event in mid November hosted at the Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul. There, health leaders, community members and youth advocates explored the complex interplay of genetic factors and life experiences that contribute to substance abuse, addiction and mental health challenges in Minnesota's Hmong and Karen communities. They also addressed the long-lasting impacts of immigration experiences, highlighting the urgent need for improved mental health data within Minnesota's communities of color. Listen to this special North Star Journey Live discussion, moderated by MPR News host Angela Davis and Sahan Journal's Samantha HoangLong. Scenes from the event Guests: Say Klo Wah is a youth case manager at the Karen Organization of Minnesota.François Vang is a clinical social worker who currently works as a therapist at Nystrom and Associates. Dr. Dziwe Ntaba is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Thanks to a Bush Foundation Fellowship in 2021, Dr. Ntaba also worked within the Minneapolis Health Department's Opioid Response Team.Abdirahman Mukhtar is a community leader, youth advocate and the founder of Daryeel Youth, a nonprofit organization that specifically targets substance abuse and addiction issues among East African youth in the Twin Cities.North Star Journey Live (formerly known as In Focus) is a live event series and reoccurring topic on MPR News with Angela Davis centered around what Minnesota's diverse communities need to thrive.Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.  

Beyond The Horizon
ICYMI: The Unspoken Explosion Of Opioid Addiction In Border Towns In Mexico

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 11:27


Recently we've heard from the President of Mexico that Fentanyl is an American problem and that there is no issue with the drug or addiction to it on the southern side of the border. At the time of the statement, we pointed out how inaccurate that comment was and in this episode, we lay out why that comment is false and how there is an addiction and overdose disaster on the horizon in Mexico that is being driven by the industrial sized Fentanyl factories that are springing up in the country as the cartels pivot towards the synthetic market.(commercial at 8:10)to contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comsource:Elections Mexico 2021: Human experiments in Tijuana and Mexicali: How cartels are testing fentanyl on drug addicts | International | EL PAÍS English (elpais.com)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5080327/advertisement

Stanford Medcast
Episode 72: Opioid Crisis Mini-Series - Tackling the Opioid Mini-Crisis Through Policy

Stanford Medcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 30:39 Transcription Available


Tune in to our conversation with Dr. Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as we explore the ever-evolving landscape of the opioid crisis, gaining valuable insights into its current state and its intricate challenges. Uncover the critical importance of embracing nuance and complexity in crafting effective policy and healthcare interventions. Dr. Humphreys shines a spotlight on the pervasive stigma surrounding addiction and unveil potent strategies to address the opioid crisis comprehensively, from prevention through to treatment. Plus, discover the pivotal role of responsible prescription opioid disposal in curbing this epidemic. Read Transcript CME Information: https://stanford.cloud-cme.com/medcastepisode72 Claim CE and MOC: https://stanford.cloud-cme.com/Form.aspx?FormID=1634

It's All Good - A Block Club Chicago Podcast
Why Are So Many People Dying On The CTA?

It's All Good - A Block Club Chicago Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 20:08


Host - Jon HansenReporter - Mack LiedermanGuest - Sheila HaennickeDavid Haennicke is one of over 120 people who have died of overdoses on the CTA since 2020. Last year overdose deaths on the transit system almost doubled to 60. David's mother, Sheila, is working to change that by destigmatizing drug use and bringing Narcan to every home and public space.  More on her efforts HERE

MPR News with Angela Davis
How addiction is impacting Karen and Hmong communities

MPR News with Angela Davis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 61:29


Karen and Hmong parents in Minnesota say they are increasingly alarmed by the substance abuse they see in their communities' youth. Opioids are the largest problem, specifically the the deadly drug fentanyl.MPR News partnered with Sahan Journal to talk about this painful topic with at a special North Star Journey Live event in mid November hosted at the Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul. There, health leaders, community members and youth advocates explored the complex interplay of genetic factors and life experiences that contribute to substance abuse, addiction and mental health challenges in Minnesota's Hmong and Karen communities. They also addressed the long-lasting impacts of immigration experiences, highlighting the urgent need for improved mental health data within Minnesota's communities of color. Listen to this special North Star Journey Live discussion, moderated by MPR News host Angela Davis and Sahan Journal's Samantha HoangLong. Scenes from the event Guests: Say Klo Wah is a youth case manager at the Karen Organization of Minnesota.François Vang is a clinical social worker who currently works as a therapist at Nystrom and Associates. Dr. Dziwe Ntaba is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Thanks to a Bush Foundation Fellowship in 2021, Dr. Ntaba also worked within the Minneapolis Health Department's Opioid Response Team.Abdirahman Mukhtar is a community leader, youth advocate and the founder of Daryeel Youth, a nonprofit organization that specifically targets substance abuse and addiction issues among East African youth in the Twin Cities.North Star Journey Live (formerly known as In Focus) is a live event series and reoccurring topic on MPR News with Angela Davis centered around what Minnesota's diverse communities need to thrive.Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.  

HR to HX: From Human Resources to the Human Experience
Reflecting on Hard and Painful Relationships, Situations, Experiences

HR to HX: From Human Resources to the Human Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 8:36


In this, part two of this small series to wrap up 2023, I'll expand on last week's work of reflection. I talk about shifting focus to the present day as well as the future. I personally went through two incredible challenges - my daughter's leukemia diagnosis in January and subsequent treatment, and the work I'm involved with at CMS, and the building of a team to fight the opioid epidemic. Wouldn't it be valuable to have a clearer understanding of the doors you need to close to help move forward into 2024? It doesn't necessarily have to happen at the end of a calendar year, but if you haven't done this work it might make sense to view it from this perspective. I want to encourage you to make the list - and keep making it. We'll keep moving forward in this work in the next episodes before the end of the year.  I hope you enjoy, and always feel free to contact me if you need support.  Stacie More episodes at StacieBaird.com.

Bob's World with Bob Welch
11/20 Opioid addiction laid bare in NS

Bob's World with Bob Welch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 5:20


THIS IS BOB'S WORLD I'M BOB WELCH STORIES OF OPIOID ADDICTION ARE EVERYWHERE COMING UP… SOME STORIES LAID BARE IN NOVA SCOTIA'S LEGISLATURE --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bobwelch/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bobwelch/support

Emergency Medical Minute
Podcast 878: Opioids for Low Back and Neck Pain

Emergency Medical Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 3:36


Contributor: Jared Scott MD Educational Pearls: Should we use opioids to treat low back and neck pain? The OPAL Trial, published in The Lancet, in June 2023, attempted to answer this very question. Objective: Investigate the efficacy and safety of a short course of opioid analgesic (oxycodone-naloxone) for acute low back pain and neck pain. Trial Design: Triple-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized trial, conducted in Emergency and Primary Care in Sydney, Australia, involving adults with 12 weeks or less of low back or neck pain. Participants: 347 recruited adults (174 in the opioid group, 173 in the placebo group) with at least moderate pain severity. Intervention: Participants were assigned to receive either an opioid or a placebo for up to 6 weeks. Primary Outcome: Pain severity at 6 weeks measured with the pain severity subscale of the Brief Pain Inventory (10-point scale). Results: No significant difference in pain severity at 6 weeks between the opioid group (mean score 2.78) and placebo group (mean score 2.25). Adverse events were reported by 35% in the opioid group and 30% in the placebo group, with more opioid-related adverse events in the opioid group (e.g., constipation). Conclusion: Opioids should not be recommended for acute non-specific low back pain or neck pain, as there was no significant difference in pain severity compared with the placebo. The study calls for a change in the frequent use of opioids for these conditions. Pharmacy Pearl: Why was naloxone mixed with oxycodone? Naloxone is an opioid receptor antagonist, meaning it can block the effects of opioids. When combined with oxycodone, naloxone's presence discourages certain forms of opioid misuse. Additionally, naloxone can bind to opioid receptors in the gut and improve symptoms of Opioid Induced Constipation (OIC). This is the same idea behind Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone).   References Jones CMP, Day RO, Koes BW, Latimer J, Maher CG, McLachlan AJ, Billot L, Shan S, Lin CC; OPAL Investigators Coordinators. Opioid analgesia for acute low back pain and neck pain (the OPAL trial): a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2023 Jul 22;402(10398):304-312. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)00404-X. Epub 2023 Jun 28. Erratum in: Lancet. 2023 Aug 19;402(10402):612. PMID: 37392748. Camilleri M, Lembo A, Katzka DA. Opioids in Gastroenterology: Treating Adverse Effects and Creating Therapeutic Benefits. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep;15(9):1338-1349. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.05.014. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID: 28529168; PMCID: PMC5565678. Summarized by Jeffrey Olson MS2 | Edited by Jorge Chalit, OMSII  

WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
A deadly opioid is growing in popularity, and it keeps this doctor up at night

WWL First News with Tommy Tucker

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 11:36


Tommy talks with Dr. Charles Preston, the St. Tammany Parish coroner

Cindy Stumpo Is Tough As Nails
If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction

Cindy Stumpo Is Tough As Nails

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2023 41:31 Transcription Available


The Podcast by KevinMD
Genetics, opioids, and addiction

The Podcast by KevinMD

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 19:34


Join Amy Baxter, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine and CEO of Pain Care Labs, to unravel the complexities of this critical topic. We'll explore the interconnectedness of pain and reward areas in the brain, genetic factors influencing addiction susceptibility, and the distinct feeling of euphoria in the context of opioids. Discover how the brain responds to prolonged opioid exposure and how liver metabolism genes play a role. Join us to gain valuable insights into the science behind addiction and treatment approaches for opioid use disorder. Amy Baxter is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Augusta University, federally funded for neuromodulation research to reduce needle pain, multimodal low back pain, and opioid reduction. After attending Yale University and Emory Medical School, she completed her residency and a child maltreatment fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, an emergency pediatrics fellowship in Norfolk, Virginia, and a K30-NIH Clinical Research Certificate at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is also CEO, Pain Care Labs, and can be reached on Twitter @AmyBaxterMD. She discusses the KevinMD article, "Misunderstandings about opioid use disorder." Careers by KevinMD is your gateway to health care success. We connect you with real-time, exclusive resources like job boards, news updates, and salary insights, all tailored for health care professionals. With expertise in uniting top talent and leading employers across the nation's largest health care hiring network, we're your partner in shaping health care's future. Fulfill your health care journey at KevinMD.com/careers. VISIT SPONSOR → https://kevinmd.com/careers Discovering disability insurance? Pattern understands your concerns. Over 20,000 doctors trust us for straightforward, affordable coverage. We handle everything from quotes to paperwork. Say goodbye to insurance stress – visit Pattern today at KevinMD.com/pattern. VISIT SPONSOR → https://kevinmd.com/pattern SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST → https://www.kevinmd.com/podcast RECOMMENDED BY KEVINMD → https://www.kevinmd.com/recommended GET CME FOR THIS EPISODE → https://earnc.me/hq3ELr Powered by CMEfy.

ThePrint
CutTheClutter: The drug issue at Biden-Xi summit, China factor in US opioid crisis

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 23:55


When US President Joe Biden met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in San Francisco this week, their agenda included illicit trade in fentanyl — a synthetic opioid at the heart of a massive crisis in America. In Ep 1349 of Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains what fentanyl is, why it was centre-stage at the Biden-Xi summit. ----more----Read The New York Times article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/23/nyregion/china-fentanyl-companies-charged.html----more----U.S. Department of the Treasury press release : https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1779----more----U.S. Department of Justice announcement : https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-eight-indictments-against-china-based-chemical-manufacturing----more----Read The Wall Street Journal article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-is-fentanyl-drug-opioid-health-safety-explained-11658341650----more----Read Global Times article here: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202306/1293162.shtml----more----Read Congressional Research Service document here: https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF10890

Public Health On Call
689 - Do Overdose Prevention Sites Make Their Communities Less Safe?

Public Health On Call

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 10:27


Overdose prevention sites—places where people can use illicit drugs under supervision—are extremely controversial and many cities are opposed to them because of the belief that they'll invite disorder and crime to the communities where they're operating. Dr. Brandon del Pozo, assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about a new study that put this question to the test and what they observed in the areas around two OPCs in New York City. Read the JAMA paper here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2811766 

MedCity Pivot
Health Equity in Treating Opioid Addiction with Dr. Brian Clear

MedCity Pivot

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 26:52


I interviewed Dr Brian Clear about how opioid addiction treatment can be made easily accessible for people of color and with lower incomes. Episode Resources Connect with Arundhati Parmar aparmar@medcitynews.com https://twitter.com/aparmarbb?lang=en https://medcitynews.com/ Connect with Brian Clear ejurion@launchsquad.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/bclearmd https://www.bicyclehealth.com/team-members/brian-clear    Review, Subscribe and Share If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you get the latest episodes. Click here to subscribe with Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe with Spotify Click here to subscribe with Podbean Click here to subscribe with RSS

The Doctor Patient Forum
Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads -Do Opioids Hijack the Brain? Is Addiction a Broken Brain Disease?

The Doctor Patient Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 94:58


We interview Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads about addiction, Suboxone, pain patients, Harm Reduction, and more! You won't want to miss this episode. Dr. Stanton Peele is a psychologist who has pioneered, among other things, the idea that addiction occurs with a range of experiences and recognition of natural recovery from addiction. He developed the Life Process Program for addiction. He has authored many books since the 1975 publication of Love and Addiction (co-authored by Archie Brodsky); his latest is A Scientific Life on the Edge: My Lonely Quest to Change How We See Addiction. Zach Rhoads - Zach is a behavior specialist in Vermont schools and his school's PBiS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) coordinator. Zach is a counselor and family systems developer for the online Life Process Program - an addiction coaching program developed by psychologist Dr. Stanton Peele. He also writes articles about health and drug policy for Filter Magazine and is coauthor (with Dr. Stanton Peele) of the book, Outgrowing Addiction. (He is currently working on a forthcoming book about student-led education in the United States). Zach believes that community collaboration and cohesion is a bulwark against many forms of mental illness and addiction, and helps people find these resources in ways that makes sense in their own lives. The Doctor Patient Forum is a national non profit organization fighting for the rights of pain patients and their providers. We bring awareness to the untreated pain and patient abandonment crisis. We are also knows as Don't Punish Pain Rally. https://www.patreon.com/thedoctorpatientforum https://www.thedoctorpatientforum.com/ #thedoctorpatientforum  #dontpunishpainrally #chronicpain #opioids #chronicpainpatient #patientabandonment #harmreduction #chronicillness #medicalgaslighting #dpfpatreon #pain #opioideliminationindustry #opioidelimination #patreon #thedoctorpatientforumpatreon #harmreduction #medicalgaslighting The information in this podcast is not to be considered medical or legal advice --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-doctor-patient-forum/message

West Virginia Morning
Boone County Community Hopeful Opioid Settlement Dollars Will Bring Recovery, This West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia expects to receive about $1 billion of opioid settlement money. The money can go to programs to help abate the opioid crisis. Leaders of one recovery organization hope to use some of that money to help their rural community recover from the crisis. The post Boone County Community Hopeful Opioid Settlement Dollars Will Bring Recovery, This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Tiny Matters
The opioid crisis: From pill mills to the rise of fentanyl, and current glimmers of hope

Tiny Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 30:38


In 2021, 80,411 people in the United States died of an overdose involving opioids, making up 75% of all drug overdose deaths that year. That's also 10 times as many opioid overdose deaths as in 1999. How did we get here?In this episode, Sam and Deboki trace the origins of opioids, from opium and morphine to fentanyl, and scrutinize the significant role pharmaceutical companies played in kick starting the opioid crisis in the 1990s. Today, the highly potent opioid fentanyl has become the street supply of opioids, which has led to a steep incline in overdose deaths. On top of that, it can be adulterated with dangerous substances like xylazine or "tranq." Now more than ever, facilities focused on harm reduction are crucial. These facilities allow for safe needle exchange, which reduces the risk of transmitting diseases like HIV and hepatitis C, and also provide opioid users with treatment and access to other healthcare testing.Although the opioid crisis is a tragic reality in this country, harm reduction, increased opioid research funding, and hefty pharmaceutical company payouts are providing glimmers of hope.In the US, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a National Helpline for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. It can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357). It is confidential, free, in both English and Spanish, and open 24/7, 365 days a year. The helpline provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Links to the Tiny Show & Tell stories are here and here. Pick up a Tiny Matters mug here! All Tiny Matters transcripts are available here.

MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing
Week of November 6, 2023

MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 5:59


This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, vaccination rates among kindergartners are still lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, 1 in 3 U.S. veterans has arthritis. Diagnosed arthritis is much more common among the youngest veterans compared with people of the same age. Finally, health care personnel were less likely to get a flu shot during the pandemic. Most were not up to date with COVID-19 vaccination during the last respiratory virus season.

Grieving Out Loud: A Mother Coping with Loss in the Opioid Epidemic
From Mexico to Main Street: How Cartels fuel America's opioid crisis

Grieving Out Loud: A Mother Coping with Loss in the Opioid Epidemic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 27:17


The phrase "drug cartel" often evokes images of distant violence and illicit trade, chiefly tied to Mexico. But the truth is, the influence of these formidable Mexican drug organizations reaches deep into the heartland of America in ways that might astonish you. A recent year-long operation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has unearthed stark ties between these cartels and numerous American communities.At the helm of the Omaha Division, Special Agent in Charge Justin King has pinpointed 26 investigations over the last year that tie back to two primary drug cartels. As the investigations progress, more links are anticipated. However, with over twenty years on the front lines, King contends that neither sealing the border nor zeroing in on the cartels alone will be enough to halt America's surging opioid dilemma.Join us in this installment of Grieving Out Loud, where we delve into the current observations of Agent King amidst America's most lethal drug crisis to date. Discover his insights on the required shifts in strategy and why America is trapped in this devastating epidemic.Support the showFor more episodes and to read Angela's blog, just go to our website, Emilyshope.charityWishing you faith, hope and courage! Podcast producers: Casey Wonnenberg & Anna Fey

Mayo Clinic Talks
Pain Management Beyond Opioids

Mayo Clinic Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 28:27


Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D., [@chutkaMD] Guest: Christy L. Hunt, D.O. Pain management is a combination of science and art. We have a variety of treatment options to choose from however some have significant potential for harm and some the potential to be abused and carry the risk of dependence. We need to choose our treatments carefully, based on the type of pain we are treating as well as other health conditions found in our patient. In addition to the various analgesic products, other options include injections, nerve blocks and several integrative medicine alternatives. In this podcast, we'll discuss the various pain management options we have available and hopefully give you some new ideas to help manage pain in your patients. Our guest for this podcast is Christy L. Hunt, D.O., a Pain Medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic. Connect with the Mayo Clinic's School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 

Light 'Em Up
Is Your Doctor Violating Your Constitutional, HIPPA & Privacy Rights? "Pain contracts." Are you Being Bullied & Coerced into Peeing Away Your Personal Protections & Privacy?

Light 'Em Up

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 57:48


On this in-depth, investigative edition of Light ‘Em Up we expose what we maintain is an illegal invasion of your personal privacy and an illegal search and seizure in violation of the 4th Amendment.Picture this:  During your annual physical checkup — your doctor draws near to you with the stethoscope and asks you to perform a few deep breaths — is she really listening to your lungs or is she looking for signs of extensive drug use or smelling for the use of alcohol?This is a very odd dilemma.  The doctor writes a prescription for you, and has been doing so for years. Suddenly, without advanced notice, she has an “issue” with doing so. She says, “We need to run a toxicology screen on you”.   A what?You may have no clue whatsoever that your rights are even being violated — by, of all people, your primary care physician and local hospital. In an extension of the “War on Drugs” — as it continues to target the poor and the neediest among us, many hospitals across the country have begun drug testing their patients, especially Medicaid recipients, through urinalysis.The 4th Amendment has been hotly debated since its ratification in 1791.  How much do you know about the rights granted to you by the 4th Amendment?Subjecting patients, especially poor patients, seeking medication for a health condition to an intrusive seizure of his/her bodily fluids is an intentional act of intimidation. Threatening to withhold essential medications from patients — the use of condescending and coercive, bullying tactics through the use of a “pain contract” or a “controlled substance agreement” — serves only to further damage the quality of care that has already been compromised due to the way insurance companies have rigged the system in their favor.This bullying and forced compliance are completely contrary to the “do no harm” motto that has served as the foundational pillar of the medical profession since its inception.Who wants to have a medical doctor who in reality is a “narc” — eager to “report” anything she observes?  What benefit is it to have a “doctor” that violates the doctor-patient trust that is essential and at the core of quality, comprehensive care?If patients distrust their physician, or feel stigmatized or distrusted by them, this will impact greatly upon the therapeutic relationship and deeply compromise care.Lacking sufficient financial means should not be a criminal offense — nor should a course of action apply to only one group of people as a “suspect class”, treating them as if they are not  “worthy” to be afforded the same Constitutional rights as others.At Light ‘Em Up — we have always fought against THIS kind of disparate treatment.In this episode as we lobby for justice and speak truth to power, we shall:♦ Dissect the 4th amendment and provide analysis of what the U.S. Supreme Court says about this process as we delve into what a “pain contract” is.♦ Examine “controlled-substance agreements” for patients on chronic opioid therapy, with a keen eye on “indifferent enforcement” from a criminal justice perspective. Are they binding, or enforceable in a court of law?♦ Dig into our case study:  Rivers vs The Administration of Children Services (ACS) for the City of New York.It's easy to turn a blind eye when the violation of rights applies to someone else. What happens when it happens to you?Tune in - be empowered!  Check here for bonus content. Follow our sponsors Newsly &  Feedspot here:

Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast
Episode 323 | How To Live With Less Pain With Afton Hasett, PsyD

Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 37:45


How exactly do we deal with chronic pain? The state of the science suggests that the answer may be different for different people. In this episode, Afton Hassett, PsyD, a renowned expert from the University of Michigan, delves into the complexities of chronic pain and the safe, effective ways to manage it. Drawing from her extensive research and her recently published book, Chronic Pain Reset, Dr. Hassett offers profound insights into the physical, emotional, and social aspects of pain. She emphasizes the importance of addressing the affective component of pain and the significance of behavioral activation in the recovery process. Her innovative approach combines neuroscience, behavioral therapy, and positive psychology to empower individuals living with chronic pain. Discover actionable strategies and practical solutions that can truly make a difference. Tune in to this episode to learn more and unlock a path toward thriving despite chronic pain. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here's How » Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: integrativepainscienceinstitute.com Healing Pain Podcast Facebook Healing Pain Podcast Twitter Healing Pain Podcast YouTube Healing Pain Podcast LinkedIn Healing Pain Podcast Instagram

MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing
Week of October 30, 2023

MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 8:22


This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, vaccination coverage among children remains high. However, disparities persist and are widening for some groups of children. Second, CDC issues new recommendations for testing infants and children born to pregnant people with hepatitis C. Third, e-cigarette use among high school students declined in 2023, yet nearly half of youth who have tried e-cigarettes reported current use. Finally, further efforts are needed to identify and overcome barriers for clinicians implementing the most recent tuberculosis testing and treatment recommendations.

Beer and Conversation with Pigweed and Crowhill
368: The opioid crisis and big pharma

Beer and Conversation with Pigweed and Crowhill

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 42:05


The boys drink and review a hazy IPA from Sam Adams, then discuss the opioid crisis and big pharma. Corporations are not necessarily evil. As a rule, they do important work that provides a service people are happy to pay for. But from time to time you get some bad eggs. The Sackler family is an example. They took advantage of a new class of drug, and new thinking about how to manage pain, and lied and cheated their way to riches. They convinced the medical community that opioids weren't addictive. (Based on one questionable study.) Doctors began prescribing opioids more than they should have, and a lot of people got addicted. It's a sad tale with lots of villains and victims. The boys give it a fun and sometimes humorous review.

Raising Joy
How to set boundaries with kids with Rebecca Clark, LPC

Raising Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 29:25


Setting boundaries with kids is an important part of parenting, but it can also be challenging. In this episode of the Raising Joy podcast, we speak with Rebecca Clark, a licensed professional counselor at Cook Children's, about the importance of boundaries, how to set them in a loving and supportive way, and how to deal with common challenges. This episode is a must-listen for parents, teachers, and healthcare workers who want to learn more about setting boundaries with kids.