To start the day …. “MEDICAL CORNER …. Short, to the point …. “!!


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~~June 5, 2016~~ 

EMERGING EPIDEMIC

This isn’t anything new.

It’s been the reality of many American families, kept in secret for the stigma it brings.

Losing well known personalities to this addiction should bring the topic to the forefront for further discussion.

Recognizing this as a medical condition is mandatory.

Treatment should be available, not only to well known personalities but also to the common “Joe“.

Big Pharma seems to be working to make a fortune on treatment for this condition.

This should be stopped.

American citizens need help not secrecy, price gouging or stigmatization.

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Prince, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger all died from opioid overdoses

Toxicology results are in.

Prince died from an opioid overdose. He became just one of thousands of Americans who have fallen victim to prescription painkillers. Since 1999, the number of opioid-related deaths have nearly quadrupled.

Opioids – whether prescription painkillers or heroin – reduce the perception of pain and create feelings of pleasure. They are highly addictive. Over time, the body’s opioid receptors become accustomed to the drug; users may need to take a higher dose to get the same euphoric feelings and stave off withdrawal. When taken in excess, opioids can kill users by depressing their ability to breathe.

And as the Boston Globe reports, the United States is dealing with two inter-related drug abuse epidemics: One for prescription pills, and one for heroin.

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Will Prince finally get us talking about the prescription pill epidemic in America?

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Prince, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger all died from opioid overdoses.

Here’s how it starts:

~~Why Opioids Are Killing So Many Americans~~

~~Published on Jun 3, 2016~~

Opioid addiction has killed a quarter of a million American in the past 15 years. And it often begins with a legal prescription from a doctor.

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To start the day ….. “John Oliver …. he’s still on LEAD”!!


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~~April 18, 2016~~ 

LEAD POISONING IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM

I have been following this story, since Rachel Maddow brought it to the forefront in her TV show on MNSBC.

Rachel even visited Flint, MI, and organized a town hall meeting.

She’s interviewed the major of Flint (several times, in person and on TV), the people living there and the volunteers who have been helping.

However, I was getting frustrated about this because, due to the political circus created by the current race for the 2016 presidency, it seemed as if this very important topic had been forgotten.

Leave it to John Oliver, a Brit, to point the spotlight back on the “lead poisoning” situation, pointing out that this isn’t anything new.

This is a national problem … and one which needs immediate attention.

Take a moment to listen to John …. it’s worth your time.

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John Oliver Blasts GOP Over Lead Poisoning American Children

The host of HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ took aim at Republican lawmakers for continually trying to defund lead regulation – which is causing irreparable damage to America’s kids.

“We’ve heard a lot about lead over the past year due to the horrific events in Flint, Michigan,” said John Oliver, leading off his main segment on Last Week Tonight.

Indeed, the crisis in Flint has been declared a federal emergency, with experts claiming that roughly 8,000 to 9,000 kids under age 6 may have suffered permanent brain damage after they were exposed to high levels of lead in the city’s water.

Oliver then threw to clips of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the Oversight & Government Reform Committee chair, decrying the lack of action in Flint in Congress.

Unfortunately, America’s lead problem isn’t limited to Flint.

A recent USA Today Network report found lead contamination in close to 2,000 additional water systems across all 50 states. There are 7.3 million lead service lines in the U.S., but water isn’t even our biggest threat of lead poisoning—rather, it’s ingesting lead paint dust. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are an estimated 2,144,000 homes with a lead dust hazard affecting children under 6, and the CDC further estimates that 535,000 children between ages 1-5 have elevated lead levels in their blood. Since a child can be poisoned to death by only 10 mg of pure lead, ingesting small amounts is highly dangerous.

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“There is no safe level of lead. It’s one of those things so dangerous you shouldn’t even let a little bit of it inside you—much like heroin…or Jeremy Piven,” joked Oliver, before getting serious: “Even low-level exposure can lead to irreversible damage, like lower IQs, antisocial behavior, and reduced attention span.”

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Oliver then threw to a lead prevention video produced by Sesame Street way back in 1996—a program that then aired on PBS, a government-funded network Senate Republicans tried to defund in 2011—which attempted to communicate the dangers of lead exposure.

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“Concerned?” Oliver continued. “That’s what makes it so frustrating that last year, all of those men voted for a bill that would have reduced the already low funding for HUD-led abatement programs by $35 million, amounting to a 32 percent cut. And the truth is, if you cut funding like that, a whole lot more children might get poisoned.”

Thankfully, said Oliver, those cuts didn’t go through—but the funding stayed flat. Also, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have had major funding problems in recent years as well, with some Republican lawmakers—including presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump—desiring to wipe out the EPA altogether.

Cut to an incensed Oliver: “I thought poisoned children was something we were all justifiably outraged by?”

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~~Last Week Tonight with John Oliver~~

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~~Published on Apr 17, 2016~~

Lead poisoning is a national problem.

If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.

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