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    Tips to Manage Emotional Pain Of Newtown Massacre

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    The emotional pain affecting the nation after the Newtown, CT shooting is normal, but it should be dealt with appropriately. Amid the heartbreak and sadness that has come in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, it will be a challenge for many...

    Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatment 101

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    Endometriosis causes women to experience pain and irregular hormonal changes, possibly leading to infertility. Endometriosis is a condition affecting women which causes pain in the pelvic region and is one of the top three causes of infertility. Endometriosis is quite common, plaguing nearly 8.5 million...

    Asthma: Common Triggers and Treatments

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    Asthma is a dangerous disease of the lungs causing constricting airways, inflammation, and other complications. What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflamed and narrowing airways. More than 25 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, 7 million of whom...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition which causes a range of often debilitating and painful symptoms. Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. An estimated 2.5 million people worldwide and 400,000 Americans suffer from...

    PainPod #1: The Meningitis Outbreak of October 2012

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    Pain Resource Presents "PainPod" (PodCast) #1: The Meningitis Outbreak of October 2012 with Jon Brock and Dr. John Prunskis, M.D., F.I.P.P. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a nationwide alert about an outbreak of non-contagious Fungal Meningitis. It infected those who received certain...

    Ask The Experts: Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology

    Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology uses the special ML830 laser to pinpoint pain and get rid of it fast. Dr. Ryan Whelton discusses this laser and its effectiveness. What is the ML830 laser and how does it work? LLLT is used for soft tissue trauma injuries. This...

    What Is Chemotherapy?

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    Chemotherapy is a treatment that is often misperceived to be a cancer cure. What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is designed to kill quickly reproducing cells in the body, most commonly cancer cells, by using highly potent chemicals. The chemicals used will vary based upon the type of...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Lupus

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    Lupus is often associated with a "butterfly rash" on the face. Its affects, however, are far from being as harmless as its namesake. Nearly half of all patients afflicted with Lupus will form a malar rash on their cheeks and nose. It is usually called...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Friedreich’s Ataxia

    Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic condition, disables its patients without a cure. Usually, the condition develops to the point of being noticeable in childhood or the teen years; but in rare cases, it could potentially go unnoticed for decades, and hit hard later in life. It...

    St. Jude’s Electronic Device Effectively Treats Chronic Migraines

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    A small, implanted device holds the power to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines for many European patients St. Jude's Medical has been hard at work trying to get their revolutionary new device approved all over the world. The device is a small, electronic...

    Eating Your Way Toward Pain Relief

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    When Chronic Pain is pestering you, flavor up your foods with these natural pain relieving spices. One thing is certain: Pain is no fun. Many conditions require a doctor's care over a long period of time, and others come on more suddenly and acutely. Regardless...

    ReCell Device Repairs Burn Victim’s Skin

    Advances in skin regeneration technology allow doctors to use a patient's own skin cells to repair burns, scars, and blemishes It is no surprise that few Americans have heard of the ReCell device. The FDA tends to take longer to approve new technologies and medicines...

    Technological Advances in Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Hip and knee replacements total over three quarters of a million annually, but until now, ankle surgeries were rarely performed. Replacement techniques have changed dramatically in recent years and have given doctors new ways to repair painful, bone related conditions. While arthritis, bone fractures,...

    Innovative Exo-Skeleton Gives Paraplegics A Chance To Walk Again

    Paraplegics will soon have the ability to rise out of their wheelchairs and walk among the rest of us. With decades of research finally paying off, scientists have finally created a way for paraplegics to walk again. Trials have been commencing for the last few...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease could seem like a death sentence with a diet free of gluten. But with so many gluten-free products on the market today, the road to recovery is just ahead. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes a sensitivity to gluten. It is...

    Peripheral Neuropathies: Modern-Day Leprosy

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    Leprosy is a neuropathic disease that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Leprae. The skin is usually riddled with lesions and bumps, and swelling can occur in the extremities. It also affects the neuropathic nervous system, causing tingling and numbness in various areas of...

    Household Chemicals Leads To Rising Breast Cancer Rates

    Chemicals in everyday household products are adding to an already high percentage of breast cancer in women. A new study suggests that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, a number that is expected to grow. Many household...

    Researchers Find A Way To Block Addiction To Opiates

    In an amazing breakthrough, scientists discover a way to block the addiction to heroin and morphine, while still offering pain relief. For years, patients have fallen prey to one of the world's most addictive substances. Opioid drugs like Morphine and Heroin may not be a...

    Mindful Meditation 101

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    A simple meditation for relieving pain and stress. Sit in a comfortable position or lie down, eyes open or closed, and let your attention settle on your normal breath. Don't make your breathing deeper or change it in any way. Now, rest your attention gently on...

    Ask Yourself: Does My Lifestyle Affect My Pain?

    Making the connection between your pain and your lifestyle. Medication plays an essential part in easing your aches, but lifestyle choices can be key to controlling them. Using this guide, take a few moments each evening to jot down details of your day what you...

    Mind Control

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    Biofeedback can train your mind to relieve hidden sources of pain. For six years, Kalin Lancaster of Gainesville, Georgia, battled migraines so debilitating that if she tried to eat, she'd vomit. It would feel like they were squeezing my brain, remembers the 22-year old student....

    Medical Bankruptcy, a Disturbing Trend

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    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 for a regional delivery service one morning when he stepped off the bumper and felt a sharp pain shoot through...

    A Pain in the Foot

    One-third of Americans suffer foot-related pain. Do you? From head to toe, Americans are feeling pain. Now new research puts a twist on the old saying pain in the neck, pointing instead to the fact that more than 28 percent of Americans suffer foot pain,...