Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation

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Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation (BPT) – Results of a survey of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain sheds light on constipation, a common side effect of opioid therapy. The online survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of AstraZeneca. The survey results show that out of the 2,797 survey respondents who were…

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Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age

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Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age (BPT) – Anesthesia today is safer than ever. But try telling that to a nervous parent of a 5-year-old about to have surgery, or to a patient in his 70s in poor health. Talking to your surgeon and physician anesthesiologist before surgery is an important step…

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Proper flu etiquette to help keep you and your family flu-free

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Proper flu etiquette to help keep you and your family flu-free (BPT) – It came out of nowhere. The sudden fever, aches, and chills you’re experiencing are unbearable. You crawl into bed, thinking there’s not much you can do. You already feel guilty for bringing the flu home to your kids and spouse. You can…

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Terrible Tantrums: 5 Parent Mistakes That Make Them Worse

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Terrible Tantrums: 5 Parent Mistakes That Make Them Worse (BPT) – One minute your toddler is giggling with delight and in the next, he’s having an uncontrollable meltdown. Overwhelmed with emotion, he won’t listen to reason. As a caregiver, you feel embarrassed, helpless and upset. What do you do? “It’s easy to become overwhelmed when…

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The road to recovery: What you need to know about addiction

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The road to recovery: What you need to know about addiction (BPT) – Drug and alcohol addiction can destroy careers, tear apart families and ruin lives. With 43,982 total drug-induced deaths each year, addiction continues to be a problem in the United States. “Experiencing or watching a loved one battle an addiction is heartbreaking,” says…

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