Is an opioid really the best medication for my pain?

As physicians, many of our daily practices involve administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each… Read More »

Physical un-fitness linked with depression, anxiety in middle-aged women

(Reuters Health) – Mid-life women with weak upper and lower body fitness may be more prone to depression and anxiety, a study from Singapore suggests. In particular, poor handgrip strength and needing a long time to stand from a chair were associated with higher depression or anxiety symptoms, the study authors reported in the journal… Read More »