4 Your Health: Avoiding the norovirus and opioids not good for chronic pain


OVERALL CANCER CARE AMONG SCRUBBING THE NOROVIRUS AWAY…. THE PRICE OF FALLING AND OPIOIDS ARE NOT GOOD FOR CHRONIC PAIN. NEWS 4 TUCSON’S SEAN MOONEY… HAS MORE. ((SEAN OC)) OPIOIDS ARE NOT THE BEST TREATMENT FOR MANY PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN. THAT’S ACCORDING TO A YEARLONG STUDY OF MORE THAN 200 VETERANS BEING TREATED FOR BACK, HIP OR KNEE PAIN. IT SHOWED OPIOIDS WERE NO BETTER AT IMPROVING PAIN… THAT INTERFERED WITH WALKING, WORKING OR SLEEP… THAN OTHER, LESS POWERFUL DRUGS. PATIENTS WHO TOOK OPIOIDS WERE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO HAVE MEDICATION RELATED SIDE EFFECTS. ((SEAN OC)) ALSO…. ANOTHER NEW STUDY REVEALS THE HIGH PRICE OF FALLS… AMONG OLDER ADULTS. RESEARCHERS ESTIMATE THE COSTS OF TREATING BOTH DEADLY AND NON FATAL FALLS IN THE US… REACHED 50 BILLION DOLLARS IN 2015. MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE EXPENSES WERE PAID FOR BY MEDICARE. EXPERTS SAY STRATEGIES TO PREVENT FALLS… COULD LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN HEALTH CARE SPENDING. ((SEAN OC)) AND SCIENTISTS AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY SAY THE KEY TO STOPPING THE NOROVIRUS A HORRIBLE STOMACH BUG IS IN OUR OWN HANDS! THEY CREATED

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