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Mar 9, 2019

Opioids. The History, Science and Treatment. Flu Kills. Vaccines Don’t.


7 Segments from Healthcare Triage by Dr. Aaron Carroll MD

  • The History of Opioids
  • The Science of Opioids
  • America's Epidemic of Opioid Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • The 2017 Flu Killed 80,000 in the US. Get a Flu Shot!
  • You Should Get a Flu Shot
  • Vaccines Don't Cause Autism


The History of Opioids.

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The History of Opioids - We will give a historical overview of people and opioids. We will look at when people first started using opioids, how they've changed over the years, and ways that they've been both amazingly positive as really effective painkillers and devastating to individuals and social orders. We will explore the early accounts of opiate use, addiction, and treatment, and touch on the Opium Wars in China. The evolution from raw opium latex to the powerful drugs derived from opium today traces a clear history of increasing addiction as opioids were available in more and more powerful preparations. Published on May 2, 2016. Those of you who want to read more can go here:


The Science of Opioids.

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The Science of Opioids - How do opioids work? We look at the physiological processes that let opioids produce their effects in human bodies. Published on May 9, 2016.

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America's Epidemic of Opioid Abuse.

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Opioid Abuse - Opioid drugs can be powerfully effective treatments for those in pain, but they can also be extremely dangerous. This episode explores how opioids can lead to dependence and addiction, and the effects that abuse have had in America. The episode explores how drug manufacturers, regulators, doctors, and patients have all contributed to the current crisis of opioid addiction.  Published on May 16, 2016

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Opioid Addiction and Treatment

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Treatment - The best way to deal with opioid addiction is to prevent it, but for a huge and growing number of Americans, it's too late for that. This episode looks at some of the pharmacotherapy and cognitive therapy options for treating opioid addiction, and looks at how we've so far largely failed to treat addicts. Published on May 23, 2016

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The 2017 Flu Killed 80,000 in the US. Get a Flu Shot!

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Influenza killed 80,000 people last year in the United States. That is the highest number of deaths since the CDC started keeping records in the 1970s. Help protect yourself and those around you. Get a flu shot! Published on Oct 12, 2018.

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You Should Get a Flu Shot.

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One of the arguments you hear most often by people who don't want to get immunized against influenza is that the flu just isn't a big deal; it's just a bad cold. It's not. There are lots of other things people often get wrong about flu shots, too. Published on Oct 13, 2014

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Vaccines Don't Cause Autism:

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There is almost no topic in health and health policy that immediately polarizes people more than the idea that vaccines cause autism. Even though the original big paper on this topic came out at the end of the last century, the anger this causes is still raw and potent. But there is a very, very large amount of research showing that vaccines and autism are unrelated. Please, watch the video before you jump down my throat. Published on Jan 19, 2014


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