Appalachia: The Cradle of the Opioid Epidemic

By Tamarra Kemsley Running diagonally from New England all the way down to northern Georgia and Alabama, the Appalachian region of the United States is a treasure trove of scenic trails and roads winding through forest-coated hillsides. Beneath that pristine canopy of leaves, however, many residents are caught in a battle for their lives. From […]

Why Many Elderly People Who End Up in the ER with Pain (From a Fall or Any Injury) Are Ending Up Addicted to Opioids

By David Heitz When a high school athlete ends up in the emergency room with a broken bone, often that event becomes their introduction to opioids. The next thing you know, they are that “regular kid who turned to heroin.” Fortunately, help is available for everyone. And guess what? Elderly people who end up in […]

Terrorism vs. the Opioid Epidemic

Every day, breaking news seems to bring new threats. Many people comment that our world is moving quickly and that violence and extremism are ever-present dangers. Visible images from television and the Internet often leave people anxious and concerned. Will terrorism ever end? Will we be able to experience a sense of safety—and for that […]