Forty lives are lost to prescription drug overdose every day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But an opioid painkiller, such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) or hydrocodone (Vicoprofen) can sometimes be the best option for treating pain in the short term, particularly right after surgery or during a severe pain flare-up, pain experts say. In those instances, patients and doctors need to work together to make sure a patient's pain is treated while managing their risk of addiction and overdose. "You have to individualize care," said Dr. Edward Michna, an anesthesiologist and pain specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "Obviously you're not going to torture people when the severity of their pain is such that they should be treated with an opioid. The question is, should that be maintained for a long-term period? That can be debated." The CDC has recommended a three-day limit on prescription painkillers for patients, said Dr. Anita Gupta, an anesthesiologist and pain specialist who serves as the American Society of Anesthesiologists' co-chair on prescription and opioid abuse.

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VerstraeteKENOSHA NEWS CORRESPONDENT Miss Bristol 2016 Maria Regalado-Vega, right, presents the 2017 Miss Congeniality award to 2017 Miss Bristol Shania Dumelle. BRISTOL — It was a night of surprises as both the 2017 outstanding citizens and the new Miss Bristol Shania Dumelle never expected to be chosen as this year’s winners at the 48th annual Bristol Progress Days coronation banquet Friday at the Parkway Chateau. Hearing her name called as one of the 2017 outstanding citizens came as a complete surprise to Connie Kirchner, who was also serving as the event’s emcee. The annual award is given to two adults and two youths for their selfless dedication, good character and work in the community. “I’m speechless,” said 66-year-old Kirchner, a mother of three and grandmother of five. “There are so many outstanding citizens in this room.” Kirchner has been active in 4-H, is active in her church and has helped coordinate volunteers working concessions at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. She also works for the Kenosha County Court system as a bailiff. The second outstanding citizen, Robert LeFebve, 76, has lived in Bristol for 35 years. The father of two and grandfather of two is a former trustee of Paddock Lake, and was chairman of the Rehabilitation District and the committee to form a community library. He’s been a member of the Bristol Planning Commission for 10 years and is a charter member of the Bristol Historical Society. http://www.satprnews.com/2017/05/25/acupuncture-treatment-instrument-market-sales-analysis-growth-size-share-trends-forecast-supply-demand-to-2021/“I, too, love Bristol,” LeFebve said.

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