Category Archives: Opioids

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NIH study links opioids to pregnancy loss

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women who use opioids while trying to conceive have a 29 percent lower chance of becoming pregnant. ThoseRead More

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Personal story: Selene Suarez

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million people in the U.S. One of those people is Selene Suarez. Life with lupus: Selene, who lives just outside Salt LakeRead More

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The opioid crisis: An overview

Who is affected? Roughly 2 million people live with an opioid addiction in the U.S. “It’s important to note that people typically think about individuals who are addicted to opioidsRead More

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The opioid crisis

Opioid misuse and addiction is a major public health crisis. Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers and the illegal drug heroin.Read More