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The Role of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Addiction Recovery

Introduction If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help. MAT is a treatment approach that combines medications with counseling and behavioral therapy. It was developed to help people who have severe addictions or who have relapsed after drug rehab. Say’s Dr. Julian Mitton,there are several medications that […]

Overcoming Stigma: A Discussion on Addiction and Mental Health

Introduction Addiction is a complicated issue. It’s also misunderstood and stigmatized by large portions of the population. Addiction is often hidden from society, too; many people who struggle with addiction don’t want to share their struggles because they’re afraid that others view them as “weak” or “broken.” Say’s Dr. Julian Mitton, this stigma makes it […]

Innovations in Telemedicine: Enhancing Access to Care in Rural Communities.

Introduction Rural communities are often underserved by health care providers, and telemedicine offers an opportunity to improve access to care. Say’s Dr. Julian Mitton, two local examples illustrate how telemedicine can help rural areas: Waunakee Community Care Center and UnityPoint Health Meriter. Telemedicine has emerged as a critical component of the U.S. health care system. […]

The Future of Virtual Reality in Medical Training and Therapy.

Introduction There is no doubt that Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the most exciting technology trends of the 21st century. Say’s Dr. Julian Mitton, the potential applications for VR are endless, including military training, medical training and therapy, surgical rehearsal, and pain management. Applications of VR in medicine include military training, medical training and […]

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges.

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that deals with the design and development of intelligent machines. These machines can learn from data, make predictions, perform tasks and other functions that are normally considered to be done by humans. AI has been used in healthcare for decades, but it has only recently […]