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Posts Tagged ‘National Public Radio’

By On June 25th, 2016

Doctors Realize Heroin Addicts Are Already Their Patients

The small town of Bridgton, Maine, like so many towns and cities of various size, has been hit hard by the opiate epidemic. Instead of waiting for someone else to provide much needed substance abuse treatment, doctors in this town decided to begin treating it themselves. A mental health professional was among the first to…

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By On March 29th, 2016

New Program Includes Mom in the Care of Opiate Addicted Newborns

Lately, I’ve read and listened to stories about many aspects of the opiate epidemic. Our hospital was even contacted by a local reporter for comment about the CDC’s recently released recommendations for doctors on prescribing opiates. The effects of this epidemic are far reaching. Over the weekend, I heard a story on NPR about the…

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By On January 15th, 2014

Dr. R.M. Jayatunge – Death of a Soldier

“Death of a Soldier” is the latest contribution to the Brookhaven blog community from Dr. Ruwan M. Jayatunge.  From his research of combat trauma veteran’s across the world, Dr. Jaytunge utilizes the suicide of a Canadian Armed Forces Officer to share his perspectives on the relationship of combat related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to suicide.…

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