When Dr. Michael Connolly moved from Wisconsin to Quincy in January 2017 to teach at Southern Illinois University's Center for Family Medicine, he was shocked at the number of opioid prescriptions and substance use disorders in the area.
Opioids have long been a first-line treatment for pain, but what options exist for opioid addicts or other people who are worried about dependency? For those patients and others suffering chronic pain, alternatives exist.
Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees
The Salvation Army is distributing electric fans to those in need. It is an annual practice during summer months when excessive can be a problem for many. The fans will be distributed in both Quincy and Hannibal.
A seemingly innocuous, 101-word letter written by a doctor and his assistant at the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program in 1980 was misinterpreted as evidence that long-term opiate use wouldn't cause addiction, and that led to an increase in prescriptions for the painkillers and eventually the opioid crisis, said Dr. Chris Solaro, Blessing Hospital Chief of Medicine.
US health officials are grappling with a new drug of abuse: a 25-year-old generic nerve pain pill
Less than 2 percent of those eligible for lung cancer screening have sought it
Adam Meier will be the new secretary of the Health and Family Services Cabinet
Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, having sex, doing drugs .... and drinking milk