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The fight against opioids, there's a new tactic to help physicians

J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director at Rushford Center, talks about what's being done to help the opioid epidemic, starting with physicians.

HealthCare Happenings March 2019

A song about addiction from a man in recovery, a veteran honored for his service during WWII, and Axel the Sim Dog - all that in this month's HeathCare Happenings.


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These Three Medications Are the Best Way To Fight Opioid Epidemic

Fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that dealers and distributors have introduced into the illicit drug stream, has complicated efforts nationwide to prevent opioid-overdose deaths. Fentanyl, inexpensive to manufacture in “basement labs,” is being added to opioids and cocaine to stretch supplies and boost the highs, according to Dr. J. Craig Allen, [...]

Dr. Silverman announces retirement

After 18 years developing education program at Rushford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN), Samuel Silverman, MD, will retire on July 5, 2019. Dr. Silverman, director of medical education, will step down from his duties as program director of Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Known to many as [...]

Kaliamurthy, Weigle Among Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s [...]

New Research Shows Alcohol Consumption Up 70 Percent Worldwide Since 1990

While the nation is focused on tackling the opioid crisis, researchers have identified a 70-percent increase in alcohol consumption since 1990. Translated into liquid, the amount drunk climbed from 20,999 million liters (5,547 million gallons) to 35,676 million liters (9,425 million gallons) per year. “These numbers are staggering, and remind [...]

The Difference Between Physical and Mental Illness? Discrimination.

Patricia A. Rehmer President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network When someone is hospitalized with a physical illness like cancer or heart disease, it’s common for friends and neighbors to bring food to that family: casseroles, breads, cookies and more. On the other hand, when an individual is diagnosed with a [...]

Connecticut Medicine Devotes Issue to Opioid Crisis

With opioid overdose the leading cause of death in Connecticut since 2013 for people under 50 years old, what is the medical community doing to fight this public health crisis? In a special edition of Connecticut Medicine called “Finding Hope in the Battle against the Opioid Overdose Crisis,” guest editors [...]



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