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    What You Need to Know About Coping with Caregiving

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    Over 40 million Americans provide unpaid care for someone with a serious health condition each year. And that care quickly runs up a tally both in number of hours and economic value. In the...

    Things NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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    Just the right words can help ease someone's chronic pain. Of course you mean well. You see a friend or family member who's suffering from chronic pain and you want to offer advice and encouragement....
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    10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

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    When your loved ones are feeling the pain, they are simply not themselves. Follow these tips to help take the best care of them, without straining your relationship. 1) Keep communication open. Perhaps the most important...
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    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...
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    Talking to Kids About Your Pain

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    Here are 6 ways to start and keep the conversation going: If you're a parent living with pain, it's easy to clam up around your children about how much and why you hurt. But that's...
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    Pets and Their Emotional Pain

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    Does your furry friend ever get anxious, jealous, or happy? As a dog owner and animal rights supporter, I have often wondered if animals feel emotional pain. Do they get jealous? Depressed? Excited? From my...
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    Innovations in Treating Kids

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    If you caught our recent article on kids and teens with pain, you know that it's a growing problem. Maybe you're the parent of a child dealing with frequent headaches or stomach pain (two...
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    Neckties and Migraines: What You Should Know

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    This Father's Day, please send migraine relief for my wife, in lieu of flowers (or neckties)
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    Going to the Max

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    A father fights for his son and other kids facing cancer
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    One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a spouse

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    A partner's death leaves a profound void, but it can be healed By Lisa Davis When I asked Shannon M. Regan what she experienced right after her husband Mike (fondly known as Boomer), passed away, she...
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    Are you caring for a senior who lives with pain?

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    Tips for caregivers By Lisa Davis Many older adults live with pain, which can be acute (intense but short-lived) or chronic (lasting six weeks or more). Caregivers helping seniors manage pain can do a number...
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    The Emotional Pain of First Responders

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    Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa Davis In the wake of this week's tragic events, the Boston bombings and the Texas fertilizer...
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    Courage by Design

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    A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret Jaworski When Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled to control her emotions, to stay calm and project strength....
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    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...