Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine

Knowing how to respond to a drug overdose could save a life

Like learning CPR skills and accessing an AED, knowing naloxone administration skills can give someone another chance at life. Anyone in regular contact with a person using opioids, whether for legitimate medical or nonmedical purposes, should know how to access a naloxone kit and how to dispense the drug in an overdose emergency.

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Counseling can help you decide whether to get genetic testing

In addition to giving patients information about their cancer risks, genetic test results can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger or guilt because of results indicating an increased risk of cancer, or uncertain or negative test results. Because of the complexity of genetic testing, genetic counseling is the first step you should take when considering testing.