1. How to Treat a Bruised Flipper: Developing Pain Medications For Dolphins

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    Claire Simeone, The Marine Mammal Center Dolphins sometimes need pain medications just like people do, but no one has ever looked at how pain medications work in a dolphin’s body before. We gave ten bottlenose dolphins a dose of meloxicam, a type of anti-inflammatory. The dolphins then gave a couple of blood samples up to 10 days after receiving the medication. We looked at the levels of meloxicam in the blood, and compared it to other species. The meloxicam stayed in the dolphins’ bodies for more than 7 days. We usually take one pill a day if we have a headache or a sprained ankle, but we learned that we only need to give a dolphin one pill a week for pain relief! Thanks to the dolphins that participated, we now have a treatment for dolphins with pain and inflammation, and we are one step closer to keeping our oceans – and the animals in them – healthy. Original Publication: Pharmacokinetics of single dose oral meloxicam in bottle nose dolphins (Tursiops truncates) http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1638/2013-0281R1.1

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    • Ocean 180 Video Challenge 2014 - Pain medication for dolphins

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      • Ocean 180 Video Challenge 2014 - Pain medication for dolphins

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        • Past Meets Present in Surgery

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          We all have a history. Before you undergo surgery, plan on dredging up your past with the surgeon. Providing an accurate record of your life experiences can have a big impact on your post-op future. “I think the most important things are past medical history. Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Diabetes? Heart disease? All that stuff we need to know up front,” says Dr. David Eichten, an orthopedic surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. As well as a list of meds. It’s important to know what you’re on before getting any new prescriptions. “We have to put people on a lot of medications after a hip or a knee replacement. Blood thinners, so they don’t get a blood clot, pain medication. And we need to know what other medications that can react with those,” says Dr. Eichten. It’s also your chance to bring up past traumas. Whether it’s an injury decades ago or surgery years ago- these could play into your diagnosis and treatment. Even a minor incident may have set the stage for your surgical outcome. “We call it post-traumatic arthritis. If you’ve had a trauma fifteen years ago, that cartilage takes a little bit longer to present itself as far as the arthritis. Other patients have had a previous surgery where the meniscus was removed and certain things predispose you to having arthritis,” says Dr. Eichten. Arthritis is the top cause of joint replacement - it can also be brought on by repetitive use. So, your past life as an athlete, laborer, or hobbyist could have left a lasting impression. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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          • Murphysboro Migraine Relief

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            http://www.whitacrewellness.net Migraine relief is discussed by Dr. Bobbie Whitacre in Murphysboro and shares that many people are getting relief from migraines without pain medication. If you want pain relief fast call 618-684-3344.

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            • A Laser focus on pain

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              A relaxing walk with the dog became an exercise in futility for Steve Peters. Severe pain made it nearly impossible. “I had arthritis in both knees, I had both knees replaced. The right knee is fine, but the left knee has been giving me problems,” says Peters. Following three knee operations he was running out of options. “I’ve been on pain medication ever since,” says Peters. Peters wasn’t willing to give surgery another go, but agreed to try a new laser therapy. “It’s an additional tool that we have to be able to treat patients. Help reduce swelling, reduce pain, improve wound healing,” says Dr. Mark Farmer, orthopedic surgeon on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. It may look futuristic, using a swipe of laser light to help heal an injury or ailment inside the body. But this laser is FDA approved for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain, stiffness, arthritis and muscle spasm. It also increases blood circulation. “It can stimulate cells to reduce inflammation. By reducing that swelling, we can improve the function of the muscles to do what they’re supposed to do and hopefully rehab patients and get them better quicker,” says Dr. Farmer. With a dose of skepticism, Peters prepared for several sessions. “And after the first treatment, I walked away pain free. The first time in eight years,” says Peters. Approved as a therapy. The treatment is not a cure in itself and doesn’t work on bones. What it does is targets pain sources with a laser focus. “What it allows us to do is give patients another choice in their treatment regimen. I’m a big believer if we don’t have to do surgery on people and there are other ways to treat people, they’re better off,” says Dr. Farmer. It was the solution Peters was searching for. “I’m able to walk further and more often. And I don’t need pain mediation anymore,” says Peters. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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              • Learn how to Ease Joint Pain, Naturally!

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                www.yourpHlife.com Arthritis and joint disease affect 50 million people in the United States. Acidity causes Inflammation. Inflammation causes Pain. Pain causes Stress. Stress causes Acidity. Because the body can only function properly when the internal environment is alkaline in nature, a state of 'acidosis' forces the body to borrow minerals (including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium) from vital organs and bones to buffer the acid and safely remove it from the body. This process can severely weaken these organs and bones over time, and further stresses the body by utilizing its vital energy sources. Our pH Bone Bundle will give you the perfect supplementation to help ease joint pain. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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                • Clues A New Joint May Be For You

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                  Hundreds of thousands of Americans do it every year. Get one or more of their joints replaced. Many are like Jeanne Quinn, who put off surgery until she could hardly stand it. “Everything had worn out on my knee. It was bone hitting bone, so it was very uncomfortable,” says Jeanne Quinn. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes for surgery. It’s a breakdown of cartilage resulting in damage to underlying tissue and bone. It leads to pain, stiffness and loss of mobility. “The main reason people get arthritic joints is primarily genetics. It’s a combination of your parent’s genes that will tell you how long your cartilage will last. And there are instances where being involved in sports aggravates or causes problems,” says Dr. David Heligman, orthopedic surgeon on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. While most joint replacement patients are older, longer-lasting joints make a viable option for younger people. And less traumatic surgery is helping patients get back on their quicker. “The implants that we use now, the technology has gotten much better, and our surgical approach to putting them in is much improved. Once we get them rehabbed, I allow my patients to do pretty much anything they want to do,” says Dr. Heligman. We’ve compiled clues, to help you decide if you’re due: Are you dependent on medications to control your symptoms? Have you limited your activities? Do you have more bad days than good? Would you like to be more active? If you answered mostly ‘yes’ it may be time to talk. “We remove the arthritic bone and replace it with our implants, all that pain goes away. The motion improves and obviously increases your quality of life,” says Dr. Heligman. It often takes years for someone to make the decision, and only weeks before they recognize the improvement. “I was in pain before and now I’m not. So that was a difference,” says Quinn. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                  • Prescription for Addiction - Ben's Story

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                    In this excerpt from the documentary, Prescription for Addiction, a mother tells the story of her son's addiction to the pain killer drug, OxyContin. For more information about this film, visit http://bit.ly/ykIaiQ

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                    • Drugs & the ER

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                      At a news conference last month, Lee Memorial Health System levied a voluntary crackdown on addictive pain medications covering their four hospital emergency departments. “The emergency rooms have become the last vestige for those patients who went to the pill mills to get their medications. They know they can go into an emergency room, fake their illness and get a prescription,” says Dr. Larry Hobbs, an emergency physician on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. Primary offenders are the opiates, common as street drugs. “Opiates are synthetic derivatives of opium. Percocets, oxycodone, oxycontin, vicodin, percodan, hydracodone and codeine,” says Dr. Arron Wohl, an emergency physician with Lee Memorial Health System. Dr. Wohl is an ER doctor on the front line of the drug battle. “My experience is it’s one to two patients a shift out of 20 to 25 patients an evening, have some degree of an issue with opioid dependence or opioid use,” says Dr. Wohl. The health system drew up eight guidelines to help doctors cut back prescribing addictive pain meds. Guidelines include accessing a patient’s prescription drug history through the state drug-monitoring database, requiring valid ID and not replacing stolen or lost medication. It’s important to note that doctors are still committed to helping and healing and will prescribe appropriate drugs as needed. “As physicians we always had a dual obligation to alleviate pain and suffering but limit societal harm from those powerful drugs,” says Dr. Wohl. So instead of contributing to a community problem, the health system is contributing to a community solution. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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