Monthly Archives : June 2016

  • Opioid Narcotic Medications For Chronic Pain

    June 20, 2016

    For the past 25 years, doctors have been told to treat the underappreciated epidemic of chronic pain in our country. The main hospital certification agency and others have promoted pain rating scales as the “5th vital sign”, added onto the tradi... read more

  • Blue Light Blocking Orange Glasses For Bipolar Mania

    June 20, 2016

    First randomized trial of blue light blocking glasses (orange tinted shades) for acute bipolar mania treatment showed they were highly effective as an add-on treatment for patients in a manic episode, with a significant difference seen as early as t... read more

  • Probiotics In Acute Diarrhea 1wk Is Not Recommended

    June 17, 2016

    The American College of Gastroenterology has released new guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of acute diarrhea and travelers’s diarrhea. http://goo.gl/bAswnG While most of the recommendations are directed to physicians, one point stand... read more

  • ADHD Meds Lower Risk For Teen Substance Abuse

    June 07, 2016

    A common concern among caring parents is that treatment for ADHD with stimulant medication such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) or dextroamphetamine (Adderall) will lead to addiction and substance abuse in the teen years. http://www.currentp... read more