Tag Archives: HEART

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered a significant rise in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious heart infection, among Ontarians who inject drugs. When examining opioid prescriptions in the province, the research team discovered… Read More »

Speaking from the Heart: 7 Essential Communication Tips for Couples

Communication is one of the biggest downfalls of otherwise healthy relationships. For the benefit of your relationship, check out these communication tips. Numerous studies have identified poor communication as the leading cause for breaking up. These 7 communication tips will improve your relationship. Poor communication is a major reason why people seek couples therapy. It’s… Read More »

NSAIDs: How dangerous are they for your heart?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are one of the most common medications used to treat pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin, and other NSAIDs are effective across a variety of common conditions, from acute musculoskeletal pain to chronic arthritis. They work by blocking specific proteins, called COX enzymes. This results in the… Read More »