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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‘It’s just a cough’: Warning signs of bigger issues as you age

(BPT) – Dry skin. Tingling feet. An aching shoulder. A lingering cough. Blurry vision. Our bodies often send out signals when something needs attention. And as we age, it can be hard to know which changes in our bodies are normal signs of the ageing process and which could be cause for greater concern. Most […]

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Keep your family safe: Get rid of unused prescription opioids

(BPT) – Want to help keep your family and community safe? Get rid of any unused prescription opioids that may be in cabinets, drawers or anywhere else you store medicine. What are opioids? Prescription opioids are powerful, pain-reducing medicines. You can find them in pill forms, syrups or even prescription patches. Commonly prescribed opioids include […]

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