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Managing End-Of-Life Pain

There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.

04/04/2014

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Former Philly Health Dept. Employee Who Turned To Crime Gets Cut A Break At Sentencing

The defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.

03/22/2014

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Drop Off Boxes Offer A Secure And Anonymous Way To Fight Drug Abuse

Over the last six months the partnership for a drug free New Jersey has been installing permanent drop off boxes for prescription drugs.

03/10/2014

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Police In Ocean County Being Trained On New Drug That Could Treat Heroin Overdoses

Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.

03/05/2014

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Managing Pain In Final Stages Of Cancer

Narcotics may be the only humane way to deal with severe pain at the end of life.

01/09/2014

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Prescription Drug Abuse Leads To Monitoring Of Pain Meds

Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.

11/06/2013

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Temple University Professor Uses Flower Petals To Heal

Plants may be the solution to balancing your system and reducing stress.

11/03/2013

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Brotherly Love: Myra’s Place

People who are recovering from addiction need help and support, but often that help is hard to find, especially for women. So, a Prospect Park woman started a place for them and she created it in the name of a friend who disappeared.

10/22/2013

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs Is An ‘Epidemic,’ According To Philadelphia Officials

The growing addiction problem is adding to the number of emergency room visits, rescue calls, treatment placements and deaths in Philadelphia every year.

10/08/2013

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Study: New Moms May Be Addicted To Smell Of Newborns

A recent study revealed why some new moms just want to “gobble up” any adorable newborn that crosses their path.

09/26/2013

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Nation’s First Inpatient Treatment Center For Internet Addiction Launches In Pa.

The hospital-based treatment program, led by renowned Internet-addiction expert and Psy.D. Kimberly Young, will be run by Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, Allegheny County.

09/09/2013

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The Risks Of Cigar And Pipe Smoking

When it comes to pipe and cigar smoking, a significant number of people believe there are no risks. They’re wrong.

09/06/2013

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The Addictive Personality

The addictive personality is associated with compulsive gambling, drinking, drugs, smoking and other problematic lifestyles.

08/20/2013

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The Fastest Way To A Healthier Heart

Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol and family history but cigarette smoking is the major lifestyle intervention that can damage the heart.

08/19/2013

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Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On ‘Legal’ Drugs

In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.

07/09/2013

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