Opioid Deaths: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It’s a problem that’s been getting a lot of attention lately; prescription opioid abuse.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Hooten provides some context. To listen, click the link below. Opioid Deaths

Mayo Clinic Minute: Do not share pain medication

Have you ever given a friend or family member your leftover prescription pain pills because they have a sore back or a headache? Mayo Clinic experts say sharing opioids is never a good idea. Reporter Vivien Williams talks with Dr. Michael Hooten, a pain management specialist at Mayo Clinic, about why sharing opioid pain medications can be […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Benefits, dangers of fentanyl

Fentanyl is an opiate pain medication, that generally is used to treat severe pain, especially for cancer patients. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and illegal use of the drug is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Michael Hooten, a pain management specialist at Mayo Clinic, talks with reporter Vivien […]

Addressing the opioid epidemic: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

The opioid epidemic continues to affect thousands in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription opioid medications — drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine — have more than quadrupled since 1999. Deaths from illicit drugs, such as heroin, also continue to be a major issue. In this Mayo […]

Las prescripciones para dosis grandes de opioides no provienen de los departamentos de emergencia, muestra estudio

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Las prescripciones para opioides emitidas en el departamento de emergencia son de corta duración y en dosis menores a las que se recetan en otras partes, revela un nuevo estudio dirigido por Mayo Clinic. El estudio se publicó hoy en Anales de Medicina de Emergencia y demuestra que los pacientes a quienes se […]

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 9/9/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 9/9/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Michael Hooten, an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the opioid epidemic in America. Also on the podcast, Dr. Steve Peters, chief medical information officer, Mayo Clinic, explains the Plummer Project — Mayo Clinic’s institutional move to a single, integrated electronic health record […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic continues to affect thousands in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription opioid medications — drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine — have more than quadrupled since 1999. Deaths from illicit drugs, such as heroin, also continue to be a major issue. Dr. Michael Hooten, […]

The opioid epidemic in America: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people receiving an opioid prescription and the number of deaths from overdose has nearly quadrupled over the past 15 years. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in 2015 — the latest year of data from the CDC. On […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: The opioid epidemic in America

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people receiving an opioid prescription and the number of deaths from overdose has nearly quadrupled over the past 15 years. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in 2015 — the latest year of data from the CDC. On […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Opioid epidemic / Plummer Project / Transform conference

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people receiving an opioid prescription and the number of deaths from overdose has nearly quadrupled over the past 15 years. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in 2015 — the latest year of data from the CDC. On […]

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