It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The featured blog post this week is “How Sweet It Is!” by Sue Falkner-Wood.
Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.
WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. I always include the citation, source, or website so you know where it came from. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
~* Rx ALERT *~
FDA introduces Opioid Education Plan, to instruct Doctors how to properly prescribe and Patient how to use them safely
CDC Discloses Menacing Data on Methadone: However, the selective analysis and presentation of data in these reports may be misleading
Living with Pain: Why Rescheduling Hydrocodone is a Bad Thing (an excellent & thoughtful piece that all pain patients should read)
*SHINGLES / POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA (PHN)
FDA Approves Horizant for Post-Shingles Pain: Drug Approved for Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
*SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
Ohio’s new law to curb prescription drug abuse in ER’s could prevent Sickle Cell patients in excruiating pain from getting proper treatment
Children with Sickle Cell who are not well managed with increasing doses of IV opioids can be treated effectively for pain with epidural analgesia
*IBD: INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES
Travel to High Altitudes Tied to Crohn's, Colitis Flare-Ups: Symptoms more likely to spike after mountain climbing, skiing and even flying
Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis: Concentrated milk fat increased inflammation, but polyunsaturated fat did not
Treating Irritable Bowel Poses Challenges: No diagnostic test and limited meds are among hurdles faced by those with digestive disorder
*FEATURED BLOG POST
by Sue Falkner-Wood