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Almost 1 in 3 patients used no opioids prescribed after surgery

The research findings, presented Thursday, April 19 at the American Surgical Association annual meeting, also show that only about 8 percent of patients disposed of their remaining opioids.

People who use medical marijuana more likely to misuse prescriptions

Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use—including pain relievers. 

The bugs in your gut could make you weak in the knees

A prebiotic may alter the obese microbiome and protect against osteoarthritis.
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Here’s what you missed at the Massage Therapy Expo

Massage Therapy Expo took place over the weekend, April 21 and 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan, Ont. With over 30 exhibitors, two full days of seminars and hundreds of attendees, the event allowed students of massage therapy as well as practicing RMTs to learn from some of the industry’s best experts. » Learn more