Benefits and Harms of Plant-Based Cannabis for PTSD Reviewed

The Annals of Internal Medicine the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis preparations in treating PTSD in adults.

O’Neil ME, Nugent SM, Morasco BJ, Freeman M, Low A, Kondo K, et al. Benefits and Harms of Plant-Based Cannabis for Posttraumatic Stress DisorderA Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 15 August 2017] doi: 10.7326/M17-0477

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Green Light Helped Manage Pain (in rats so far…)

Green LED light-exposed rats experienced less pain in a recent experiment published in the journal Pain.

No studies on humans thus far….

 2017 Feb;158(2):347-360. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000767.

Long-lasting antinociceptive effects of green light in acute and chronic pain in rats.

Hard Questions To Ask Yourself and Your Doctor About Opioids for Pain Relief

The American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests you ask yourself and your physician some tough questions about pain medications, whether related to surgery or not.

Some of the questions are straightforward including:



Download this informative brochure from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Performance Health and Drew Brees Launch “Safer Pain Relief”

“To help inform Americans about existing, non-prescription solutions for pain relief, Performance Health, makers of Biofreeze Pain Reliever and TheraBand exercise and recovery tools, will partern with NFL pro and current New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees to launch a national “Safer Pain Relief” campaign.

The “Safer Pain Relief” initiative will address the dangers of misusing opioid pain relievers and the opportunity, in many cases, to use alternatives.