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Mindful Medicine: Don't confuse correlation with causation

She had a prior history of alcohol abuse, beginning at age eight, but she had been abstinent from alcohol for several years. ... The patient denied any recent alcohol use or ingestion of any illicit substances and assured Dr.
July 2008

Test yourself

Alcohol use is not associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis. ... The patient may be advised to moderate her consumption of alcohol, but it will not alter her risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
June 2015

Primary care takes on opioid addiction

Another familiar medication, naltrexone, was approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction in 1984 and is commonly prescribed to patients with alcohol use disorder. ... I have some outpatients who are doing very well on naltrexone,” she said
October 2017

Test yourself

In the absence of a personal or family history of abnormal bleeding, liver disease, significant alcohol use, malabsorption, or anticoagulation therapy, the likelihood of a bleeding disorder is low, and no
October 2014

Take time to discuss women's sexual health

In April, however, the FDA ordered a labeling change to allow some alcohol use, saying that women should either discontinue drinking alcohol at least two hours before taking the drug at ... option for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal
October 2019

Chronic pain

Approximately 20% of decedents with chronic pain and 31.2% of those without it had suspected alcohol use at the time of death. ... Abuse of substances other than alcohol was noted in 17.6% of decedents with and 14.8% of those without chronic pain.
September 2018

Safe prescribing can lessen overdose risk

During the same time, opioid analgesic prescribing also increased rapidly, and concomitant benzodiazepine use was common. ... Take a history, including a history of mental illness and substance abuse (including tobacco and alcohol use).
October 2016

Alcohol treatment may be shifting to primary care This issue covers topics such as the uptick of alcohol misuse treatment in primary care, the mind-body connection between mental health and ... In our story, staff writer Mollie Durkin looks into
October 2015

Meld intuition with deliberation to sidestep diagnostic trap

Dr. Bentson then ordered a Tylenol level, salicylate level, blood alcohol and acute hepatitis panel for viruses A, B and C, as well as a serum iron and iron binding capacity; ... Bentson looked at his CBC one more time, noting that the platelet count was
March 2009

Tools to screen for alcohol abuse

One in eight adults has an alcohol problem, and four in 10 seniors drink alcohol. ... Two follow-up tools to consider include the 10-question AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), available online, and the six-question CRAFFT (Car, Relax,
September 2012

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