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An innovation to applaud: Self-expiring medications

For many dealing with chronic pain, medication is a cornerstone. It may not totally control pain, but it helps. We all want the medications we...

Opioids Are Driving More Overdoses

By Lorie A. Parch If you're taking an opioid for pain relief, you know it comes with risks, including the worst one that you could...

OTC Pain Relievers – The Not-So-Known Side Effects

Most of us are aware that over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can cause gastroenterological (GI) problems like ulcers. But did you know that...

Sciatica: A Pain In The Rump

When sciatica keeps you from putting your best leg forward, nip it in the bud. Sciatica is a painful condition in which the sciatic nerve,...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Modern-Day Leprosy

Once a social stigma that caused patients to be ostracized and banished to their own communities, leprosy is now a treatable condition with a...

Migraine Sufferers May Find Relief In New Magnetic Device

About 14 million people suffer from debilitating migraines on a daily basis. Now, there may be a treatment that doesn't involve narcotics. 1 in 4...

What Is a Pharmacy Benefits Management Company?

Ever wonder how a health insurance company decides which drugs will be covered and which ones won't? Most contract with a pharmacy benefits management...

Medical Bankruptcy, a Disturbing Trend

How to avoid the pitfalls of excessive medical debt. All it took was one misstep. Jeffrey Grunendike was loading packages onto the truck he drove...

The Perfect Pain Plan

Our four-point program will have you feeling better fast. Elizabeth Brogan's pain problems started in the spring of 2000 when the horse she was riding...

Death of a Painkiller?

Controversy over an FDA acetaminophen ban could change your options for finding relief. When an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended...
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