Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 HealthDay News Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds. Those who have most severe mental health problems, such as [...]
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September 24, 2019 By: Allison Aubrey NPR A top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned federal lawmakers Tuesday that a new generation of e-cigarettes now on the market is "even more addictive," than early versions of vapes, and the number of vaping-related lung diseases is continuing to rise. "We are seeing [...]
These Newborn Babies Cry for Drugs, Not Milk By Nicholas Kristof September 7, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — His body dependent on opioids, he writhes, trembles and cries. He is exhausted but cannot sleep. He vomits, barely eats and has lost weight. He is also a baby. Just 1 month old, he wails in the nursery of the CAMC [...]
Death, made in Mexico: Traffickers embrace fentanyl By KATE LINTHICUM September 1, 2019 Melissa and Daryl McKinsey first heard about “Mexican Oxy” last year when their 19-year-old son Parker called in tears. “I need to go to rehab,” he said. Several months earlier, a friend had given Parker a baby-blue pill that was stamped on [...]
Reno community celebrates 'International Overdose Awareness Day' by Zachary Slotemaker August 29, 2019 RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Around a hundred Reno community members came together Thursday afternoon for "International Overdose Awareness Day." The event was put on by the Join Together Northern Nevada organization. Community members and organizations all gathered at Reno [...]
The Nevada Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP) is a tracking system that allows prescribers and pharmacists to identify if a patient is receiving controlled substance prescriptions from multiple providers.
46 People die every day from overdosing on prescription painkillers. “In 2012 alone, the CDC says 259 million prescriptions were written for painkillers, enough to supply every American adult with a bottle of pills.” “According to the CDC, this is the worst drug epidemic in the United States’ history.” The U.S. is 5 percent of [...]