They’re cutting opioid prescriptions by stopping pain before it starts

Doctors today are reducing their patients’ need for strong opioid medications after surgery by pre-treating patients with other pain relievers before they even enter the operating room. While opioids relieve patients’ pain and suffering, between 8% and 12% of those who take these drugs develop an opioid use disorder. At Keck Medicine of USC, health professionals are part of a […]

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Home remedies: Steps for stopping and preventing nosebleeds

Most nosebleeds aren’t serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps. SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE IF NOSEBLEEDS: – Follow an injury, such as a car accident—Involve a greater than expected amount of blood—Interfere with breathing—Last longer than 30 minutes even with compression—Occur in children younger than age 2—Don’t drive yourself to an emergency room if you’re […]

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