Current Health News

April 15, 2017 - Issue 3892


Chasing the Dragon — America’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction

Chasing the Dragon — America’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction

April 15, 2017

Despite the drugs' 1 in 4 risk of addiction and deadly consequences, less than one-third question or refuse their doctor's prescription - a very disturbing fact once you see these harrowing real-life stories the FBI has just produced.

Would You Choose to Stay Awake During Your Surgery?

awake during surgery

April 15, 2017

Surgeons are increasingly offering patients the option to stay awake during surgery, using only local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia. From hand surgery to heart surgery, so-called 'wide awake' surgery offers its own distinct set of benefits and risks.