Harm Reduction

The litany of new problems these glorified billing platforms have created (and old ones they never solved) is discussed often today, ranging from their role in medication errors to job dissatisfaction. But, the most basic, fundamental harm is largely ignored.
The prevalence of cigarette smoking among American adults is at an all-time low. Many media outlets decided to downplay or ignore this milestone public health achievement and instead scare people about vaping.
Physicians have to apply population-based guidelines to individuals. How do they know which to use? P-values don't work and eminence is not evidence. Can a measure of a studies "fragility" be an answer?
Statistics show that on Halloween, pedestrian deaths increase among kids. However, a few accidents per year, as compared to walking on other dark evenings, is no reason to spoil the holiday. The takeaway: exercise more caution with pre-schoolers and use some common sense.
Though e-cigarettes gained a fast following, the number of people using them isn't increasing. So why has the U.S. government started spending taxpayer money to undermine them as a tool for smoking cessation and harm reduction? And why does the U.K. endorse them? A look through conflicting studies seeks to find out.
When it comes to medical fundraising on social media, you may be gambling with the highest of stakes.
When what's absent in a story carries equal or more weight than what is actually reported, the damage goes beyond ratings. It undermines public health.
With Wednesday marking this annual occasion, the new film is an important reminder of the profound suffering of those challenged by mental illness and the struggles shared by their loved ones. Optimizing mental health in life is worthwhile for everyone.
Diets – along with dietary advice – are everywhere. Medical nutrition therapy slows the progression of failing kidneys. So why is it prescribed so infrequently?
Your mouth is a repository of bacteria. And if you don't clean it out on a regular basis, that bacteria can enter the bloodstream. A host of health problems are associated with gum neglect, heart disease and high blood pressure among them.
How lucky we are to be alive when, while enduring catastrophic events, the possibility of real-time help is literally at our fingertips.
Surgeons are frequently the first to prescribe opioids to patients. Of course, surgery usually hurts. After a year of government agencies and legislators practicing "medicine," it's time to hear from the actual physicians. They have practical solutions we can use today.