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Treating Pain with Heat and Cold

September 16, 2022

Treating Pain with Heat and Cold Authors: Ana Gotter, Medically reviewed by Judith Marcin, M.D. We treat everything from arthritis to pulled muscles to inflammation with ice packs or heating pads. Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries, and easily affordable. The tricky part

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

September 6, 2022

The number of drug overdose deaths increased by nearly 5% from 2018 to 2019 and has quadrupled since 19991. Over 70% of the 70,630 deaths in 2019 involved an opioid. From 2018 to 2019, there were significant changes in opioid-involved death rates: Opioid-involved death rates increased by over 6%. Prescription opioid-involved death rates decreased by

Opioid Complications and Side Effects

April 16, 2022

Opioid complications and side effects Authors: Ramsin Benyamin, Andrea M Trescot, Sukdeb Datta, Ricardo Buenaventura, Rajive Adlaka, Nalini Sehgal, Scott E Glaser, and Ricardo Vallejo Medications which bind to opioid receptors are increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of multiple and diverse chronic painful conditions. Their use for acute pain or terminal pain is well

Drug Overdose Mortality by State

March 1, 2022

States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in

Safe and effective temperature treatment | White Paper

February 13, 2022

Research has shown that there is a time-temperature relationship that determines the threshold of epidermal injury. A skin surface temperature of 44˚C (111˚F) may be applied to the skin surface for a duration of approximately 6 hours before producing a cutaneous burn. This is considered the threshold for thermal injury. Locally applied heat increases the

Kevin McLeod

2021 Newsmaker: Kevin McLeod

January 21, 2022

Kalamazoo-based medical device startup C2Dx was founded by Kevin McLeod and Ann Arbor-based growth capital firm Plymouth Growth in 2019 to invest in and refine the delivery of “valuable niche products” to propel its growth. And that’s exactly what happened in 2021. C2Dx’s second product acquisition occurred early last year when it purchased Stryker’s T/Pump

Business Journal selects Newsmaker finalists

December 16, 2021

The Grand Rapids Business Journal has selected the finalists for its 2021 Newsmaker of the Year awards. The 48 finalists in 16 categories will be celebrated on Jan. 26 during a breakfast event at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The Newsmaker show represents the first event in the Business Journal’s new Breakfast Series lineup,

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