Greater sleep disturbance was associated with greater pain intensity, worse function, greater emotional distress, lower positive affect, and higher levels of catastrophizing.
The most encouraging information from this publication was seeing policies makers acknowledge what many in the chronic pain community has been saying since 2015, but more than that was seeing the 2016 CDC Guidelines placed in context
All patients should understand this, they can’t be compelled to sign away their rights for legal counsel as a condition for being treated for a medical problem, this is a protected right under federal and state law in all fifty states.
If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.
An otherwise splendid Pew Stateline Article (Pew Research Center), “Rapid Opioid Cutoff Is Risky Too, Feds Warn” by Christine Vestal (Pew Research Center) is tainted by quotes from Andrew Kolodny, who, like a herpes infection, just won’t go away.
By R Carter I never expected to see this. An NIH Doctor and spokesman admitting that their main tagline, i.e. the opiate crisis…
Under the broad definition of this new rule, an individual can exercise their own moral convictions in emergency situations.
I would like to believe law enforcement is making the practice of medicine safer, but reports such as this and those I have investigated lead me to believe otherwise.