Recognizing groups at risk for broken bones is critical for implementing prevention measures and avoiding accidents that can reduce quality of life. In the case of certain breaks – such as hip fractures – even premature death can occur. Currently, those with intellectual disability (also referred to as learning disabilities) are not identified as a … [Read more...]
Do Intellectual Disabilities Increase the Risk for Fractures?
Is Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Effective?
With the release of the new television series “Dopesick,” which chronicles Perdue Pharma’s infamous role in opioid addiction in the United States, has come great interest in OxyContin and Oxycodone. Indeed, there is an ongoing unmet need for nonaddictive medications that are effective in treating severe pain. Recently, a new type of OxyContin … [Read more...]
New Guidelines For Preventing Recurrent Stroke
Strokes are common and can lead to significant disability or death. Ischemic strokes that involve blockages in blood flow in the brain due to plaques or clots account for nearly 90% of all strokes in the U.S. It has long been recognized that suffering one stroke significantly increases one’s risk for having another stroke in the future when the … [Read more...]
What is the Real Role of Smell and Taste in COVID-19 Diagnosis?
Loss of taste and smell has been considered a hallmark of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic about a year and a half ago. However, new data published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that these symptoms may not represent valid markers for infection with the virus. To determine the power of smell and taste … [Read more...]
Alcohol Use Disorder Rarely Treated with Medications
Alcoholism is a common disease, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been concerns of rising alcohol use while people endure new psychological and economic stressors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4 different medications for alcohol use disorder since the year 1949, though many people have not heard of these … [Read more...]