CrossRoads of Southern Nevada will occupy this facility at 2121 W. Charleston Blvd. (Google Street View) A new substance-use treatment facility will open in mid-November with the promise of providing a continuum of care, from detoxification to transitional living. CrossRoads of Southern Nevada founder Jeff Iverson, who’s in recovery himself, made the announcement at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Las Vegas facility, 2121 W. Charleston Blvd., on Thursday. “I’m really honored to be a part of a project that is so needed in the community,” said Iverson, joined by the center’s staff and board of directors, along with health care industry members and elected public officials. The opening comes four months after Iverson planned to admit patients to his facility. At the time, he had staff members, but contracts with insurers weren’t established, and he was waiting on a license from the state as a detoxification facility. He was working on securing … [Read more...] about Las Vegas substance-use treatment center to open this month
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Credit:yodiyim Peripheral neuropathy affects nearly 20 million Americans and yet the condition has remained difficult to diagnose and treat. Although medical experts say that most cases of peripheral neuropathy can’t be cured, there are treatments that could significantly reduce symptoms. In fact, natural remedies for neuropathy symptoms are becoming increasingly popular. Peripheral nerves carry signals to and from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. This communication system is surprisingly complex. Just to move a muscle, for example, your brain sends a signal to your spinal cord. Once the signal reaches the spinal cord, it’s picked up by a motor neuron. The neuron then sends the signal along to an axon. The axon ends where your muscle begins and the signal to flex is finally received. Some of these motor and sensory nerves can be damaged by disease, injury, nutritional deficiencies, or toxins. When this happens, peripheral neuropathy is the result. In … [Read more...] about Best Natural Treatment Options for Peripheral Neuropathy
A onetime Catholic retreat center in Mahwah was to have been transformed into a residential drug-treatment center operated by Hackensack University Medical Center and the Carrier Clinic until a deal with a management company fell apart earlier this year. Now the dispute between the two sides has landed in federal court in New Jersey, and it's unclear what will happen to the property, once known as the Carmel Retreat. The developer of the site — Jonathan Lasko and his company, JNL Management, of Florida — intends to push forward with the project, his attorney said Tuesday. "We are exploring every available opportunity to save this project," said Holly Schepisi, Lasko's local attorney and a Republican Assembly member from the 39th District, which includes Mahwah. "It's something desperately needed in our communities, and we're speaking with some amazing potential partners." Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet said he was disappointed "that the partnership fell apart." But "this is a … [Read more...] about Deal to develop Mahwah drug treatment center falls apart
Some cancer centers are misleading the public by advertising clinical trials as a way for patients to access cutting-edge treatments, two ethics professors argue in a paper published today. Billboards like this one imply that clinical trials amount to a patient benefit, two ethicists say. Alex John London, PhD, of Carnegie Mellon University and Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD, of McGill University wrote in JAMA Oncology that “strong messages equating access to clinical trials with therapy imply that unproven drugs are already established as therapy.” They said those messages contradict the very purpose of a clinical trial, which is to determine whether a therapy works. Among the examples they cited: A billboard erected by the Georgia Cancer Center declares: “Clinical Trials: Another Reason to See Us First.” In a Johns Hopkins Medicine video, a doctor says clinical trials “open up new treatments that (his patients) otherwise would not have available to … [Read more...] about Ethicists find fault with cancer centers marketing their clinical trials as a patient benefit
Maybe it was her own birth that inspired this Newport News mother to enter a drug rehab program before she got pregnant.Born to a heroin addict, she weighed only 3 pounds, 6 ounces when she arrived in a Baltimore hospital 32 years ago. She spent a month in an incubator, a few more in the hospital nursery.“Back then, they didn’t test mothers for drugs,” she said. “If the babies had withdrawals, it was like, ‘Whatever … ’ ”But she does know this: Her father remembers her nonstop crying in the months after her birth.Now she knows that’s the classic symptom of babies exposed to drugs in the womb. And it’s becoming more common in hospital nurseries as an opioid epidemic unfolds across the country.During a 12-month period ending in mid-2016, there were 1,334 drug-exposed babies born in Virginia, twice the number from a decade before. Of those, about half were diagnosed with what’s called “neonatal abstinence … [Read more...] about A Hampton Roads woman was born to a drug addict. She’s urging pregnant women to get treatment.