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Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Highly addictive and not exactly the safest option to control pain, it’s understandable that many patients choose to avoid opioids and heavy painkillers if possible. But knowing where to start with alternative pain management solutions—and ensuring you’re getting the most benefit from these methods—can be a bit tricky. Today, then, we’re breaking down all you […]

Acupuncture and Surgery: Can It Help You?

Acupuncture and Surgery: Can It Help You?

When it comes to surgery, you’re immediately promoted to ‘manager’: you’ll likely have to manage pain, mobility limitations, digestive issues, poor sleep, inflammation, and other unfortunate side effects. Not exactly the “promotion” you were looking for? We don’t blame you. Your physician will be your “assistant manager,” providing you with the medical support you need […]

Opioids for Pain Management: An Addiction Crisis

Opioids for Pain Management: An Addiction Crisis

From back pain to lingering knee issues to sports injuries, more than one in three Americans deal with chronic or severe pain (ouch!). It makes sense, then, that patients often turn to physicians for prescription help when over-the-counter pain relievers don’t quite do the trick. But, with a slew of physicians prescribing opioids for pain […]