With DEA crackdowns on narcotic pain medications, many physicians are referring their chronic pain patients to pain management clinics. Pain management clinics require additional monitoring before and during treatment with narcotics. As a pain management facility, having in-house drug screenings is beneficial to your facility and the patients who require treatment with narcotic pain medications.
Your facility may limit drug screenings to urine tests. Not all drugs can be identified purely on urine tests.
If you've recently scheduled surgery for your foot or ankle, you may be worried about a lengthy recovery process and wonder how you can speed up the process to regain motion and mobility (or simply return to work). Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take both before and after surgery to increase your odds of a successful, complication-free recovery. Read on to learn more about the ways you can help make the most of your recovery process and gain healthy movement as quickly as possible.
If you are a type 1 diabetic, your goal is to have a healthy blood glucose between 80 and 140 depending on your age and underlying health conditions. Anytime you exercise, eat carbs, encounter a stressful situation, or are fighting a sickness as a diabetic, your blood glucose levels can fluctuate. A continuous glucose monitor system measures your glucose levels with a subcutaneous sensor, then transmits it to a handheld device for you to view.