Veterans and Chronic Pain

Veterans and Chronic Pain

Veteran Facts and Tips to Fight Pain According to National Institutes of Health (NIH), severe pain is significantly greater in veterans than civilians, especially among veterans who served in recent conflicts. There are more than 21 million U.S. veterans but many do not seek medical treatment when they fall ill or if pain arises. But…

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High

Drug Overdoses up 7 Percent: Why This Is a Nationwide Issue   by Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, more than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up about 7 percent from 2016. This is alarming information, as state legislatures have passed numerous…