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What We Can Do About The Opioid Crisis During The Pandemic

Individuals with substance use issues find it more challenging to get help due to limited access to facilities, widespread program cancellations and decreased prevention measures during the pandemic.


In early 2021, the Pediatric Pain Warrior program at U.S. Pain Foundation surveyed 125 families with one or more children living in pain. The results paint a portrait of families and children affected by chronic pain whose needs are not being met.

You are not “asleep” under anesthesia

While these statements are intended to soothe patients during a stressful time, they gloss over this critical fact: Anesthesia is not like normal sleep at all. That’s why you need medical doctors – anesthesiologists – to take care of you under anesthesia, and why you don’t need us when you’re sleeping comfortably in your own bed.

The Opioid Crisis Left Behind During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

When an emergency like COVID-19 occurs, it causes all red alarms to go off for everyone involved. But what happens to those who were already in a crisis before the pandemic hit?

Opinion: Countering COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Pregnant African Americans

While the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the minimal risks, and data collected from pregnant women who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine so far has been overwhelmingly positive, vaccine hesitancy among expectant African Americans remains.