Items Tagged ‘Dr. Helen Gazelka’

November 2, 2018

Hundreds get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

KAAL Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. In Rochester, Mayo Clinic teamed up with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office to teach the public about disposing of medications. “We are not exempt from the Opioid epidemic here in Rochester. We know there are issues with opioids, that people are abusing them, selling them, diverting them,” […]

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Tags: Dr. Helen Gazelka, KAAL, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 26, 2018

Many Americans have misconceptions about opioids, Mayo Clinic survey finds

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

MinnPost by Susan Perry Although most Americans say they would prefer being treated with something other than an opioid medication to relieve pain after surgery, few of them talk to their health care provider about it, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Mayo Clinic. The survey also found that many […]

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Tags: Dr. Helen Gazelka, Mayo Clinic Health Check Up, MinnPost, opioids

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