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6 Foods for Natural Pain Relief

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The foods that you eat impact your health and well-being. When you suffer from chronic pain, it is particularly important to embrace a healthy diet, which reduces stress on your body. Set yourself up for success by incorporating these six foods into your diet...

Fibromyalgia Diet: Recipes for Better Health

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful condition that affects the entire body. It’s a musculoskeletal disorder that often affects sleep, memory, energy levels and mood. According to National Institutes of Health, approximately 5 million people – mostly women – have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. There...

Music and Art Therapy Can Help with Chronic Pain

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A song can be a powerful feel-good tool. It can help you temporarily forget the stresses of life and enjoy a few moments of inner peace. Distraction is a powerful tool in combatting chronic pain. In fact, research suggests that virtual reality might be...

The 5 Most Common Football Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)

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The crisp feeling in the air reminds us that football season is around the corner. Football games are a time to come together to cheer on our favorite teams and players. It’s a good excuse to sip on an ice-cold beer and overindulge on...

Don’t Risk Eye Damage During the Solar Eclipse

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The Solar Eclipse August 2017America will experience a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. During the eclipse, the skies will darken from Oregon to South Carolina on a patch of land that extends about 70 miles, called the path of totality. This will...

What Does Cancer Pain Actually Feel Like?

What Does Cancer Pain Feel Like
If you are suffering from cancer, you may have to deal with a lot of pain. While not everyone with cancer experiences pain, a significant number do. The pain that you feel will be different based on the type of cancer that you have. Sometimes...

5 Things to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation in the joints, affecting the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles. The pain of rheumatoid arthritis can cause deformity or immobility in these locations in the body. While there is no cure, the disease can be...

How to Develop Your Perfect Pain Plan

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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 stopped short before a jump, throwing her over the top of the animal. Brogan landed on her back, which had...

Yoga Breathing for Stress and Anxiety

Yoga Breathing
If you have a painful condition such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or fibromyalgia, you might also experience common symptoms of stress and anxiety. Anxiety is the physical mental and emotional reaction to stress. Both can be calmed through the practice of yoga breathing, also called...

Should I See a Pain Specialist?

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Finding a pain specialist is an important, even if your pain is under control.First, ask yourself: How well is my pain controlled? Start with your primary care doctor When you have chronic pain, managing it becomes a daily priority. While you might have a good handle...

Four Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

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How one husband learned how to be a better caregiver to his wife during her fight against breast cancer.In her fight against breast cancer, my wife, Marsha, was sliced with a scalpel, poked with needles, and infused with chemicals. I quickly learned that a...

Fibromyalgia Recipes that Reduce Inflammation

Fibromyalgia Recipes
Fibromyalgia is a painful, chronic condition that’s characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain that’s often accompanied with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Unfortunately there isn’t a miracle diet for people with fibromyalgia; however, the foods that we eat and our levels of activity have...