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“Mom, It Hurts”: Kids Can Suffer Pain as Much as Any Adult

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If only a kiss on the boo-boo could make it all better. But as parents, we know that kids can suffer pain and that helping is often more complicated than that. Sometimes you may feel like you can't help at all. But don't underestimate...

Common Chemicals Could Be Linked to Osteoarthritis

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Chemicals in Products from Cookware to Carpet Said to Increase the Disease in WomenA new study suggests that a commonly found chemical called PFCs could be increasing osteoarthritis in women. The study, which was published in the February 14th online issue of Environmental Health...

Chronic Pain Could Be Classified as a Disease

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Ireland's Health Minister Says Chronic Pain Should Be Given The Same Resources as Other Major ConditionsChronic pain often gets the short end when it comes to medical care. In many cases, doctors aren't fully trained in pain management making it difficult for them to...

New Website Helps Parents Deal with Their Child’s Pain

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A New Website Offers Advice on Managing a Child's Pain Post SurgeryLaunched in February 2013, the new website, My Child is in Pain, offers advice to parents who want to better manage their child's condition. The site, which is said to be especially useful...

Benefits of Acupuncture: Can It Effectively Ease Pain?

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Ask any acupuncture advocate about the benefits of acupuncture, and you'll likely learn about the potential of the age-old therapy to stop all sorts of pain. Said to stimulate the release of the body's natural pain-killing chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin, this cornerstone...

Lady Gaga to Undergo Hip Surgery

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The singer cancels the rest of her Born This Way Ball Tour after chronic pain takes her off the stageOne of the bigger news items this week was the cancellation of Lady Gaga's tour after the singer complained of pain. While initial reports said...

Volunteer Vacations Can Help Relieve Your Pain

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Gandhi believed the best way to help yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. But when faced with your own pain, the needs of others might be among the last things on your mind. After all, you have to take care...

Stay Off the Sideline: 3 Tips to Help Manage a Sports Injury

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Whether you're an Olympic athlete or a weekend workout warrior, it's very likely that you've grappled with managing a sports injury, strain, a sprain or just plain old pain. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overexertion which includes too...

Painful Condition Sidelines Lady Gaga Who Cancels Upcoming Shows

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After Performing in Montreal on Monday, The Born This Way Singer Decides to Take a Break from the Stage and RecoverEven celebrities deal with chronic pain. Severe pain and inflammation of the joints recently sidelined mega star Lady Gaga who previously had postponed performances...

Top Travel Websites and Apps

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Living with pain doesn't mean you can't travel. Check out our list of travel websites and apps designed to help make your time on the road more enjoyable and comfortable.Going on vacation is exciting but often getting there is stressful with crowded airports, delayed...

Is There a Link Between Depression and Inflammation?

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Did you know that the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, more people will suffer from depression than any other medical condition? The incidence of depression has skyrocketed in children and adults since World War II. It affects about 10% of the population...

Chronic Pain Sufferers: Take Heart!

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Five tips for sharing the love, and keeping pain at bay.Love is in the air and you are hoping for a romantic evening with your significant other? But are you stressed that your chronic neck or back pain will spoil the sensual sizzle? Wince...