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Good TV Shows to Binge Watch Right Now

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Remember the days when you loved a show but had to wait a full week to see the next episode?  Equivalent to the age of AOL dial up, those days are dead and gone. Now with the accessibility of Netflix, on Demand TV, Roku,...

Infrared Mats for Chronic Pain Can Help You Live Better

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This sponsored post was written in collaboration with HealthyLine, creator of the Inframat Pro and other natural healing products. Pain Resource and HealthyLine are both a part of the Chronic Illness Network.Effective chronic pain management often takes a multi-faceted approach, including medications, diet, exercise, meditation...

Avoid These 3 Food Additives That Cause Migraines

If you suffer from frequent migraine headaches, you know just how debilitating they can be. If you take prescription medicine for them, it isn’t uncommon for them not to work all the time, or to find that they have some uncomfortable side-effects.Have you ever...

Prince Died from a Fentanyl Overdose – What does this mean for Pain Sufferers?

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A toxicology report released on Monday revealed that Prince had an excessive amount of fentanyl in his system at the time of his passing, experts reported.We are nearing the two-year anniversary of his death, which occurred on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications: What You Need to Know

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory chronic disease that progresses over time and has no known cure. Rheumatoid arthritis medications will help to stop or slow inflammation, preventing your symptoms from getting worse and avoiding future complications. However, each person is unique, and finding...

Study Finds That Celebrex Slows Cancer Growth

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Living with pain is difficult enough. But dealing with pain and cancer – or, worse, pain caused by cancer – is a nightmare no one should have to endure. Luckily, there is new hope on the horizon for people dealing with both ailments.Recent research...

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

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Autoimmune Disease Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder that affects as many as 2.5 million people worldwide. It is an autoimmune disease, meaning it works against the immune system. In particular, it attacks the central nervous system: your nerves, spinal cord and brain. While normally...

Are Women Treated Differently than Men for Chronic Pain?

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Are Women Treated Differently for Chronic Pain? For people who suffer from chronic pain, there is both a physical and an emotional component, and each takes its own toll.Many people have to deal with navigating their symptoms and finding a healthcare provider who does not...

Stretching 101

Stretching and Staying Limber is Good for Your Body and MindWhile the jury is still out on whether stretching can prevent injury, when appropriate, it can definitely help you rehab from many injuries, such as a muscle strain, or recover from surgery, says Michael...

Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain
Why Acupuncture Works Western medicine naturally seeks a solid and scientific explanation for why acupuncture works. Unfortunately, this isn't always available. Some doctors claim that it releases painkilling endorphins, affects neurotransmitters, or changes hormone levels. Others attribute the success of acupuncture to the placebo effect.While...

My Experience with Meniscus Tear Surgery

Over the last 10 years, I've really enjoyed running. It is a great way to breathe in the fresh air after a long day at the office, a great way to think about problems and solve them, and a great way to relax the...

Can I Swim with my Suprapubic Catheter?

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This sponsored post was written in collaboration with Aeroflow Healthcare, a premier provider of durable medical equipment. Pain Resource and Aeroflow are both a part of the Chronic Illness Network.A suprapubic catheter is designed to allow you to live an active lifestyle while alleviating...

What are the Best Medications for Depression?

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Antidepressants are often the first treatment prescribed for depression. However, finding the right medication to treat depression can be a complicated process, since no single antidepressant drug has been found to be the best treatment for every patient. Each person is unique, and therefore...

Is There a Link Between Obesity and Chronic Pain?

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Obesity used to be a condition associated with Western diets of processed, high-fat and high-sugar foods. However, the globalization of food industry trends coupled with an increase in populations who lead sedentary lifestyles have drastically changed the panorama.Around the world, obesity is becoming more...

Stigmatized MS Patients Have Increased Risk of Depression, Study Reveals

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A study on multiple sclerosis patients reveals a person’s increased risk of depression may be linked to the stigma of having the disease. However, if a patient has a support system, self-sufficiency and camaraderie these symptoms may be lessened, according to a Penn State...

Chronic Pain and Sleep: Overcoming Sleepless Nights

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Getting a good night’s sleep can be a difficult task when you live with chronic pain. Many people report that their pain is worse at night, which can cause sleepless nights.According to the National Sleep Foundation, Americans who live with chronic pain have, on...

10 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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It seems as though apple cider vinegar is a cure-all, the modern-day tonic that will end all ailments. Why has it gotten such a great reputation, and is it even true? In this post, we’re going to look into what apple cider vinegar is,...

Can a Vegan Diet Reduce Inflammation?

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A focus on inflammation, and how it related to our health, is one of the biggest trends in medical and nutritional research. Laboratory and clinical researchers, after detecting that internal and micro-inflammation is the result of an altered immune system and irritating components in...

5 Common Basketball Injuries and Treatment

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The game of basketball is said to have been invented in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. He supposedly developed the game as a less injury-prone alternative to American football. While his intention was to reduce injuries, the fact...

Tingling in Hands: What does it Mean?

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There are many different things that can cause tingling in your hands and feet. Often, tingling in hands and feet is associated with other symptoms, including pain, burning or numbness. These symptoms are generally an indication of nerve damage in the peripheral areas of...

Tips for Natural Headache Relief

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By: Ana ValerioTension headaches are the most common type of headaches. They affect people mostly between 40-49 years of age, and are slightly more frequent in women. However, most people with acute headache episodes never consult with a doctor, and often treat themselves with...

5 Foods for Natural Pain Management

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could treat all illnesses with food? Rather than popping pills, we could be popping apple slices or blueberries.The truth is, in many cases, this isn’t too far from reality. Food has the power to prevent illnesses, the power...

Tips for Low Back Pain Relief

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Lower back pain can have such a negative impact on your day-to-day life. It can make it difficult to sit at a desk at work, exercise, do heavy lifting or even simply get out of bed. Not to mention, when it lasts for a...

The Benefits of Balneotherapy for Fibromyalgia Patients

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By: Ana Valerio, Doctor of Pharmacy Water as Treatment for Pain The application of water as a treatment for musculoskeletal pain has been used since ancient times in different cultures around the globe. Balneotherapy, also known as spa therapy, is defined as bathing in natural mineral...