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This Man Kicked Opioid Addiction and Lost 50 Pounds

Doug Bopst was always “on the heavier side” growing up, and by age 18, he had another problem, too: an opioid addiction. But when he got busted for selling marijuana and wound up in jail in 2008, he turned things around, thanks to a cellmate who pushed him to get in shape. These days, he’s… Read More »

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Smartphone App Detects Opioid Overdose

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a smartphone app that can detect if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose. The app uses sonar to monitor the breathing rate of a user, which it can do from up to three feet away, to assess if someone is experiencing an overdose. So far, the technology… Read More »

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How HCA Healthcare is using clinical analytics for opioid stewardship

HCA Healthcare’s Physician Services Group offers oversight for some 5,700 physicians and advanced practice providers, and embraces an approach to communication and collaboration that’s “deeply collaborative,” said Barbara Coughlin, RN, vice president of quality at HCA. One specific area where the health system has been making big headway in that regard has been an all-hands-on-deck… Read More »

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