US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids

U.S. health officials again warned doctors Thursday against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead urged doctors to share such decisions with patients. The agency published steps for doctors in a six-page guide and an editorial in the…

The 2 Supplements You Might Want to Rethink Taking

Research published yesterday announced that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements together might increase your risk of having a stroke. This finding was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in a review of what’s currently known about the effects of supplements on our health. The review prompted some scary…