Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the United States grapples with an ongoing opioid epidemic, experts are calling attention to a hidden aspect of the crisis: Many overdose deaths may, in fact, be suicides. The researchers describe suicide as a “silent contributor” to the nation’s opioid overdose death rate. It’s hard to know…

Use 'Proper Form' When Practicing Yoga

SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns. Improper technique can lead to serious muscle damage, including strain and overstretching of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs and knees, according to Dr. Brett Freedman. He is…

Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief. Helping patients think differently about pain and encouraging them to move in ways they previously feared appears to ease pain and…