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    Lorie Parch

    Lorie Parch has spent 25 years working as an editor and journalist at national consumer magazines and leading websites. This includes staff roles at AOL (UK), Yahoo!, Time, Inc., Conde Nast, Hearst, American Media and Gruner + Jahr.
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis: Foods that Help

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    Innovations in Treating Kids

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    Health Innovation: Sublingual Pill for Post-Surgical Pain

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    Help for Post-Stroke Pain Syndrome

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    Pill Disposal Alert: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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    Alaina Valcourt: Pain Happens to Young People Too

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