Know your family history, drink sparingly and be transparent with your health care providers.
By Ruben Castaneda
Original Source: health.usnews.com
Dr. Nora Volkow was decisive when a physician at the emergency room who was evaluating her for a foot fracture suggested she take prescription analgesics to ease the pain: “No thank you,” she told the doctor.
“I’ll manage the pain,” Volkow says she told the physician during the December 2017 encounter. “The pain was not severe enough for me to take the risk. I managed the pain by avoiding putting pressure on the foot.” Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, had an uncle and grandfather who were both…click here to continue reading