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Nurses have Pivotal Roles in Moving HEAL Research into Action! trending idea

I have been an RN for 35 years and a Pain Management Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the past two decades. I am currently the President of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN). I am keenly aware of the key roles that nurses play in caring for patients with pain and teaching them about the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to optimize pain relief. As a pain management nurse, I am... more »

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Enhancing Positive Feelings With Brainwave Biofeedback Training trending idea

I am a former staff member of the NIDA Addiction Research Center who has studied addiction for over 50 years.  I am attaching a published article that I co-authored with Dr. Kenneth Blum, who is world-famous as the co-discoverer of the Reward Deficiency Syndrome--the relationship between dopamine deficiency and addiction.  We believe that combining his genetic methods and supplements with my neurofeedback for enhancing... more »

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Monitoring Opioid Use and Mindfulness

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I learned more about the opioid crisis writing articles and researching the topic during my recent days as a MPH student at GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health. A few months ago, I joined a startup company as an unpaid intern because I believed in their mission to fight the opioid epidemic and provide better quality of care for pain patients. The tool is a collection of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) using questions... more »

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FYI, HEAL Meetings are Open to the Public Online: NIH Videocast trending idea

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Sign up for notices or check NIH Videocast. Right now the meetings cover pretty much descriptive social work, social justice and sociology topics - not much real science, medicine or biology is being reported. For example, this weeks meeting started talking about "loneliness?"  Not sure that's a science/medical topic but...your tax dollars at work.

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Personalized Activated Care and Training to Prevent Addiction

Chronic pain is the #1 reason people seek care, the most common chronic condition, the #1 cost driver of health care, and #1 cause of addiction and disability. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that 126 million adults (55.7%) experienced a pain condition in the past year with 20.1% having daily pain and 31.8% experiencing severe pain. In the United States, chronic pain accounts for over $600 billion in... more »

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Admit OUD is uncommon and get DEA out of doctors' offices

Contrary to what most people have been have been fed from main stream media and politicians, the data shows addiction to opioids is uncommon. The 2016 CDC Prescribing Guidelines state this. But the DEA is pushing doctors, and pharmacists, to abandon millions of Americans living with chronic pain.

My wife has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and has lived with chronic joint pain for decades. She used to be treated by her PCP and... more »

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Treat Pain trending idea

Please stop conflating pain with addiction. People in debilitating chronic pain are being denied rx analgesics without any justification for doing so leaving people like myself to buy medications online to be able to keep working. I shattered my coxis when I was a kid and have horrific nerve pain that has gone untreated for over a year. Denying pain medications is only making the problem worse as people are being left... more »

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Teacher, Inventor, Science, Technology, Recycler, Mind, Body

Addiction can be viewed as a Negative or a potential Positive.  You can be Addicted to Medicine and Study (18) hours per day.  You can be Addicted to Running and become an Olympic Runner.  You can be Addicted to being the Best and run a Large Factory.

Why not Replace some of our Opium Addictions with viable alternative like being an Engineer that works (18) hours per day.  Why not replace the High of Drugs with the High... more »

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Whole Health Approach for Reducing Opioid Reliance & Utilization

My name Mike Moates, MD. I am a primary care internist at the Birmingham Alabama VA. Along with Dr. Sherry Cox, we developed a practice that brings together evidence based clinical care modes of care using a Whole Health Approach for Reducing Opioid Reliance within Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs). Over the past four years, our interdisciplinary team has been developing, refining, and training Primary Care teams locally... more »

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Education About Family Genomic Vulnerability

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The research on medical matter education effecting subsequentbehavior change is inconclusive. Regarding addiction, let alone opioids - I know of little of use and scan the literature everyday. However, nothing is more factual, determinant and inherited than the genetic vulnerabilities - 50% from father/ 50% from mother.

There is always a responsibility to share the medical and biological facts, e.g.,

- Although opioid... more »

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