Rochester, Minnesota - Opioid medications, commonly called narcotics, are derived from the poppy plant. Some opioids are available as prescription medications. They are regulated as controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration. A health care provider must have a special license to prescribe these opioids. Other opioids, such as heroin, are illegal under all circumstances and have no legitimate medical purpose.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Ovarian cancer is estimated to affect more than 22,000 women each year and is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, according to American Cancer Society.

Scottsdale, Arizona - All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it’s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use opioids play a role, but it's impossible to predict who's vulnerable to eventual dependence on and abuse of these drugs. Legal or illegal, stolen and shared, these drugs are responsible for the majority of overdose deaths in the U.S. today.

Rochester, Minnesota - First, know you're not alone. Depression is very common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Between the physical loss of function and lifestyle changes, it's easy to understand how MS could cause depression.

Rochester, Minnesota - Opioids can help manage some pain, but it's easy to use them inappropriately. Misuse can cause illness, harm or death. And health problems can develop even when you think you're being careful. Reporter Vivien Williams talks with Dr. Mike Hooten, a pain management specialist at Mayo Clinic.