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Dental board investigates a Bay Area 4-year-old’s death after dentist’s visit

The Dental Board of California is investigating the death of a young Oakland boy, Dũng Lý during a dental procedure last month.

We Are Anesthesiologists: What You Need to Know

Whether you are 1 day old or celebrating your 90th birthday, you are our patient. Which means we have to know a lot about diseases. We have to know about how drugs work, as we have to make sure the therapies we give you do not interact with the medicines other physicians have prescribed to you. No disease exists that we do not have to know something about, because you all are in our care.

National opioid group addresses challenge of addiction and pain management

When Stanford anesthesiologist Edward Mariano, MD, joined the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative to Combat the U.S. Opioid Epidemic last year, he and his colleagues began examining the available guidelines limiting how doctors should prescribe the drugs.

The buzz about Meghan Markle’s birth plan has highlighted the stigma around home births

“The USA does not have the same system as, say, Denmark, which is often referenced for low incidence of problems with home births by midwives,” Mark Zakowski, anesthesiologist and president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology in Los Angeles, said in an email. “Denmark has integrated care and strict criteria for who may have home birth versus hospital birth.”

Tracing the real root of America's opioid crisis

Opioids are flooding into the United States in such vast quantities that President Trump declared a “National Health Emergency” in October 2017. Yet, despite some tales to the contrary, the opioid crisis is literally manufactured in places like Mexico. China, too. In their factories, fentanyl and other copycat drugs are produced in staggering amounts. And they’re decimating us.