Tag: opioids

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Over the last few years, opioids have gotten a lot of attention in the United States. That’s because prescription misuse, opioid use disorder (add ...
What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...
March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

Body shakes, seizures, excessive crying, breathing problems, fever and other serious symptoms describe a baby born with neonatal abstinence syndro ...
What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (also called NAS) is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he’s exposed to in the wom ...
A quick guide to preconception health

A quick guide to preconception health

If you are thinking of getting pregnant, whether it’s soon or sometime in the future, one thing is for sure—your preconception health matters! So what ...
Depression during pregnancy: what you need to know

Depression during pregnancy: what you need to know

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It’s a medical condition that affects your thoughts, can interfere with your daily life and even causes chan ...
Prescription opioids and breastfeeding

Prescription opioids and breastfeeding

Prescription opioids are medicines used to relieve pain your health care provider may prescribe if you’ve been injured or had surgery or dental wo ...
It’s time for the dentist

It’s time for the dentist

There's a lot to think about if you’re pregnant, or considering getting pregnant. Scheduling your preconception checkup or your prenatal care visits a ...

Opioids and birth defects -an update

Prescription opioids are painkillers your health care provider may prescribe if you’ve been injured or had surgery. Prescription opioids include: ...