• By Laurel Kelly

Mayo Clinic Radio: Stress and Cholesterol/Opioid Abuse/Anti-Aging Research

April 7, 2016

illustration of a gauge showing alarming level of cholesterol

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky explains how prolonged stress can increase cholesterol levels. Also on the program, primary care internal medicine specialist Dr. Jon Ebbert discusses the serious health problem in the U.S. of abuse of opioid pain medications; new, more stringent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for prescribing these powerful painkillers; and of how opioids can best be used to treat acute and chronic pain. And, general internal medicine researcher Dr. James Kirkland talks about how destroying cells that contribute to frailty and other conditions associated with aging in mice may someday benefit humans.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: If your doctor prescribes an opioid pain medication for you, expect to be re-evaluated within a few weeks.

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