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Longer prescriptions make opioid abuse likelier Aug. 23, 2017
When it comes to prescribing opioids, smaller supplies are safest. HealthDay reports a new study suggests a patient who is prescribed a seven-day supply of opioids is twice as likely to begin abusing the drug as one with a two-day prescription; the days supplied is more important than dosage level or the type of pain.
 
 
Did you stare at the sun? See your doctor Aug. 22, 2017
Despite myriad warnings about the dangers of staring directly into the sun, NPR reports Google searches for "my eyes hurt" spiked dramatically after yesterday's eclipse event. Symptoms of eye damage, including blurred vision and seeing spots, are very serious - anyone with these signs should see a doctor immediately.
 
 
                                                                                                       
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