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Setting the standard for opioid-based medical treatment

It’s a universal truth: nobody likes pain. Yet how we each deal with pain varies greatly. For years, the methodology didn’t vary that much – the accepted prescribing practice was painkillers in the form of opioids, especially after surgery. We now know that these prescribing practices led to a significant number of people becoming addicted

Quebec’s Eastern Townships: The Quaintest Towns on Earth

Sure, there’s great skiing in Quebec’s quaint Eastern Townships…If you can stop eating long enough to click in.  Considering it’s the region that gave us both the Ski-Doo and North America’s earliest grooming machines, American skiers ought to be more familiar with the Eastern Townships—that disconcerting part of Québec where all the place names are

An addiction treatment center in New England is helping change the approach to recovery

As the US faces a growing opioid and heroin epidemic, and the rate of overdoses reaches historic levels, a beacon of hope sits on a 25-acre, picturesque estate in Westborough, Massachusetts. The New England Recovery Center (NERC), a subsidiary of New England’s leading addiction treatment provider, Spectrum Health Systems, provides a unique continuum of care

Why We Love the Holidays on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard

With summer days long over and the rush of fall fests behind us, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have slipped into a quieter, more serene season. But something truly magical happens to this coastal destination at the end of November – the arrival of the holidays. From Thanksgiving through the end of the year,

Addiction is a Chronic Disease; We Should Treat It Like One

A young woman, just 22 years old, is losing her fight with addiction. She can’t break from the lifestyle or sustain a job. Her mother has custody of her beloved three-year-old daughter. Her situation may have appeared hopeless 20 years ago, but today that same individual can go on to celebrate decades of recovery, hold

Why fall might be the best time to visit Cape Cod and the Islands

People from all over New England flock to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket every summer, braving the crowds and tiptoeing around beach towels for a spot to enjoy sand and surf. What better reason, then, to visit the Cape and the Islands this fall? You get the same beautiful beaches, fine dining, quaint downtowns

A Mom Finds Better Teeth Straightening Option for Teens

… New Gallery 2018/7/19EllaShelby’s 15-year-old daughteroriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 467height 589Andrew Shelby’s 13-year-old sonoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 585height 559 Moms like Shelby Barone are always trying to maximize their kids’ opportunities for success. When it comes to an everyday expression as common as a smile, few things could be more important for a teenager. Yet

Parental Involvement Key to Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

While many of us recall middle school as the most agonizing time in our lives, young adulthood can be equally perplexing. Turning 18 carries many suggestions of adulthood, from voting to full-time work to independent living, but these young people are more adolescent than adult in terms of brain development and, often, judgment. And there

How an Orthodontist Straightens His Own Kids’ Teeth

Dr. David Sukoff is many things: an orthodontist and dentofacial orthopedics specialist, leader of Sukoff Orthodontics, and an avid skier. But his most important role is as a husband and father who cares deeply about his family’s quality of life. That’s why he chose Invisalign® treatment—not just for his wife and himself, but also for

A Tale of Two Smiles: Why Mom Switched to Clear Aligners

There’s no one better to tell other moms about the difference in the experience between Invisalign® treatment and traditional braces than a mom who has used both herself and who has had two daughters go through different teeth-straightening treatment options: one with brackets and wires, and the other with Invisalign® treatment. Mom Daily talks about why