Acupuncture and chiropractic care as opioid alternatives

In May, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed changes to its blueprint educating health care providers about treating pain. The new guidelines recommend doctors provide information about acupuncture and chiropractic care as pain treatment options, which could help some patients avoid prescription opioid use for pain. The blueprint, which isn’t final, is part … Continue reading Acupuncture and chiropractic care as opioid alternatives

Will Texas lawmakers pass e-cigarette ban for minors?

Health officials are increasingly concerned about e-cigarettes, which contain addictive nicotine that could harm adolescent brain development. Texas is one of only nine states that allow the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 years old, but that may be short-lived. State lawmakers “will consider banning such sales amid concerns about growing use of the ‘safer’ alternative to … Continue reading Will Texas lawmakers pass e-cigarette ban for minors?

4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”

The experimental drug, T-DM1, also known as the breast cancer “smart bomb,” is a phrase that’s been on everyone’s lips and search engines since Monday when it was announced as the “miracle drug” breast cancer treatment. Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., an oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and lead investigator of the T-DM1 study, presented her … Continue reading 4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”