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Is Chronic Pain Straining Your Friendships?

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Learn How to Keep, Mend, and End FriendshipsChronic pain is isolating. It can prevent you from doing things with others that you used to enjoy gardening, hiking, dining out and can put a strain on relationships, especially with friends who can't handle your condition...

Alaina Valcourt: Pain Happens to Young People Too

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For Alaina Valcourt of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, pain struck early: "I was in the eighth grade and I fell in field hockey. They thought I sprained my wrist and put me in a splint," recalls Valcourt, now 16 and a junior in high school. A...

Social Networks May Help You Ease Pain

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Studies show that being happy with the amount and quality of social support in your life translates to less pain and depression and better coping skills. So don't go it alone or suffer in groups that don't appeal to you. The right social networking...

Members only: Mother’s Day Gift Idea #1

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At PainResource.com, our mission is to help you live more and hurt less everyday and in every way from the physical to the financial. Leading up to Mother's Day, May 12, we'll bring you great gift ideas “all with a special value ”and all...

Brand-Name or Nothing: No Choice When It Comes to OxyContin

If you take an opioid analgesic to ease serious pain, you don't need to be told that there's rampant abuse of such drugs and that a crackdown to curtail it can mean that it's much harder for you to get the medication you need.Ending...

The Emotional Pain of First Responders

Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa DavisIn the wake of this week's tragic events, the Boston bombings and the Texas fertilizer plant explosion, we take a look at the emotional pain...

Disaster Distress Helpline Open to All Around the Clock

Stress, anxiety, stomach ache, headache, anger, sadness all of these are indicators of the emotional distress that we may feel as we struggle to make sense out of senseless acts like the Boston Marathon bombing. And for those of us already coping with chronic...

Courage by Design

A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret JaworskiWhen Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled to control her emotions, to stay calm and project strength. "I wanted to be brave for her." Stephanie says.As the...

Get Up & Move: Avoid Office Aches and Pains

You might want to sit down for this news. But don't. You see, numerous studies show that sitting for six hours or more a day is hazardous to your health. The human body was designed for upright movement. From a biological and evolutionary standpoint,...

High Levels of Fluoride in Tea Linked to Chronic Pain

Could That Morning Cup of Earl Grey Be Causing Your Aches? By Lisa DavisPeople are passionate about their tea. Drinking it is serious business, with many tea lovers turning their daily cups into English-inspired rituals complete with fine china, fancy pastries, and dainty sandwiches. But...

Real Issues that People Living with Chronic Pain Face Every Day

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Having Pain Can Mean Making Tough ChoicesBy Lisa DavisAn article by Toni Bernhard, J.D., published earlier this year in Psychology Today, discussed an important point: Having chronic pain can feel like a full-time job. One reason for that, Bernhard wrote, is that we must...

Walgreens Will See You Now

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You probably already know that big changes are coming for many, if not most, Americans when a number of significant changes from the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) are implemented next January. Among other reforms, the law will ensure that all Americans have...

The Healing Power of Touch for Pain

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Long before modern medicine cleaved mind from body, the power of touch was a mainstay of ancient healing practices, and practitioners held a reverence for the virtue of restorative touch, explained Starke, who trains nurses in Healing Touch techniques to help patients find relief...

New Data: Opioids Are Driving More Overdoses

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If you're taking an opioid for pain relief, you know it comes with risks, including the worst one that you could die from an overdose. Data released in February by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control, found...

2012: Top Trending Health Issue on Google

Some 59 percent of Americans who use the Web say they've searched for health information online in the past year, according to January data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. It has become a favored first source, often over our doctors or...

Study: Antidepressant Eases Nerve Pain From Chemo

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Cancer comes with all kinds of pain, sometimes from the disease itself, and often directly and indirectly from treatment, including the discomforts caused by chemotherapy. As many as 40 percent of cancer patients who received certain types of chemo experience pain, tingling, and burning,...

Pain is Undertreated: Many Americans Aren’t Getting Relief

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You've probably heard the stat: Some 76 million Americans are dealing with persistent pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a shocking number by any measure.There is an inordinate number of people out there with chronic pain, agrees Scott Fishman,...

Help for Headaches: A New Migraine Patch & Acupuncture

Migraine medications have come a long way in recent years. But with more than 29.5 million Americans enduring the debilitating headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation, there's still plenty of room for improvement.Thankfully, strides continue to be made. In January, the Food and Drug...

A Child’s Chronic Illness Story Inspires a Mother’s Journey of Coping, Caring

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When a child is chronically ill, the whole family feels the pain, particularly the parents. Regardless of the condition, the stress families suffer is remarkably similar. Here, JoAnne Colucci talks about the love, worry, and sheer exhaustion and the joy Rosie has brought to...