Are IV Drips the Future of Recovery for Runners?

From Runner’s World:

After the BolderBoulder 10K in May, participants meandered through a post-race festival lined with vendors offering samples of coffee and fare from local food vendors.

They could also treat themselves to an IV drip.

No, it wasn’t from the medical tent. At the Onus iV Hydration clinic’s mobile unit, runners had the option to get a saline drip infused with vitamins, minerals, and pain medications with the hope of jumpstarting the recovery process.


Gunman opens fire in Florida Hospital

From Becker’s:

Two people died Monday morning in what appears to be a murder-suicide shooting at Florida Hospital’s Tampa location, according to Tampa’s NBC affiliate, WFLA-TV.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the shootings occurred just after 7 a.m. in a room on the hospital’s third floor, according to the report. The male suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted wound, they said, according to the report.

Activists promote opiate antidote as U.S. overdoses surge

From Reuters:

… Stepp, an anti-drug activist in northern Kentucky’s Bullitt County who on Saturday organized a training session in the town of Hillview for about 50 adults and children on the use of naloxone, which is given as a shot or nasal spray.

With the United States experiencing a worrisome rise in overdose deaths from opiate drugs including heroin, morphine and prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Stepp argues naloxone should become as common as the EpiPen shot for certain life-threatening allergies.

Stepp is part of a national push by some health advocates to put naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, into the hands of not only paramedics, police and pharmacists but also addicts’ relatives to try to prevent deaths from opiate drugs.