Opioids are powerful painkillers but aren’t usually for chronic pain. They are highly addictive, cause unwelcome side effects and often aren’t effective long-term.
Opiates are the major cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Accidental overdoses from opiates, including codeine, morphine and heroin, kill more people than automobile and other motor vehicle accidents.
Thyroid patients can't manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Find out what to limit or avoid altogether.
The FDA has approved a new painkiller, Targiniq ER, that includes an antagonist ingredient to counteract the narcotic agent if someone tries to crush it or dissolve the active agent to abuse it.
Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.
Shingles. It comes from the same virus that causes chicken pox. Find out why it returns, particularly in people age 60+, and what to do if it does.
If you have diabetes and are experiencing problems in your sex life, you're probably feeling frustrated and depressed. Tell your doctor what's going on. Your doctor can give you information about medication and treatments.
There’s plenty you can do to curb chronic pain beyond the procedures or pills your doctor prescribes. Cleveland Clinic pain and wellness experts share nine tips for promoting “pain wellness.”
Because of the effect of heat on blood sugars and insulin, diabetics must take special precautions to protect themselves in summer. Find seven expert tips for staying well in hot, humid weather.