Good gut gone bad: The C. diff Invasion

(BPT) – Trillions of bacteria, viruses and other tiny organisms — called “microbes” — live inside our bodies and make up a community known as the microbiome. The diversity of microbes is like a rainforest in our gut, helping us digest food and keep diseases at bay. Like bulldozing a rainforest, taking antibiotics can sometimes […]

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Opioid crisis illuminates the need to see pain medicine specialists

Experts in effective, safer pain management help people get their lives back (BPT) – The opioid crisis has made physicians increasingly wary about prescribing the potentially addictive drugs to their patients in pain. But there is a silver lining — experts in pain medicine, such as physician anesthesiologists, can create individualized pain management plans that […]

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New technology promotes healthy aging in place

(BPT) – As millions of baby boomers reach their golden years, they’re changing the world yet again, this time by driving a booming market in senior-friendly ageing-in-place technologies. From simple wearable devices to high-tech monitoring systems, the list of gadgets designed to help ageing boomers stay independent is extensive and growing. Home-based technology tools are […]

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