Alternatives to Prescription Opioids

Nearly 19,000 people a year die from prescription opioid painkillers—sometimes known by more familiar names like Oxycontin and Vicodin. That amounts to 52 people every day, and the numbers show no signs of slowing. The National Safety Council wants you to know that safer alternatives are available. Many people don’t realize that opioids are less effective at relieving acute pain. In fact, one of the most effective pain relief combinations is one Extra Strength Tylenol and one Advil. Talk with your physician about alternatives to opioid painkillers and visit http://www.nsc.org for more information.

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Asia Hodgeman Asia has been with the company since 2010 and is currently the location manager for our Cool Springs clinic. In addition, Asia manages all social media platforms for both of our locations. She spends her spare time volunteering as an advocate with Imerman Angels, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. As a cancer survivor herself, she understands the importance of mentoring others with their diagnosis. She loves spending time with her husband and two boys, going to the beach, arts and crafts, and cooking.

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