How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Individuals and Rural Communities

Michigan State University. 12/05/2017 This 58-minute webinar discusses the dimensions of health and opioids, community impact of opioids, what an opioid is, why this is a crisis, how to identify addiction, and how to reduce stigma. It focuses on how the opioid crisis impacts individuals and rural communities. (Video or Multimedia)
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We report on a girl affected by epileptic seizures treated with levetiracetam for five years. Due to worsening of the seizures, the dosage of this drug was increased and afterwards lowdosage topiramate was initiated. After 12 days from the introduction of topiramate, the girl began to present neurologic signs including limbs rigidity, pain, incoordination and flexed fingers. Gradual withdrawn of the topiramate resulted in progressive resolution of the symptomatology. This clinical episode could represent a probable topiramate-related side effect (Naranjo score 5), never reported before in this form. PMID: 29437013 [Pu...
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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
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About 16 percent of high school students in California use Juuls, and two thirds of those that have ever tried one of the devices continued to do so, new Stanford University research found.
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FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows. Teens reported using Juuls...
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Chronic pain affects tens of millions of people in the US, greatly destroying their quality of life. Pharmacologic pain management can significantly reduce symptoms, but can also lead to problems like addiction.
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Publication date: November 2018Source: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Volume 39, Issue 11Author(s): David H. Epstein, Markus Heilig, Yavin ShahamThe epidemic of addiction and overdose is real. Addiction among pain patients accounts for only a small proportion but a large number. Scientific opinion leaders can be most effective on two fronts, each relatively low-tech: dissemination and oversight of empirically established treatments, and promulgation of social-science-based strategies for population-level prevention.
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Authors: Fawzi M, Fawzi M Abstract Background: The Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) is the gold standard for assessment of food addiction based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). To keep up with the DSM-5 update, the YFAS 2.0 was published in early 2016. Aims: We conducted the present study to translate, adapt and validate the DSM-5 Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 for use with Arabic speakers. Methods: Both the final YFAS 2.0-A, developed with a rigorous methodology, and the English YFAS 2.0 were completed by 236 Egyptian medical students fluent in English and Arabic. Three we...
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(Stanford Medicine) Teens and young adults who use Juul brand e-cigarettes are failing to recognize the product's addictive potential, despite using it more often than their peers who smoke conventional cigarettes, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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