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Take One Step to Live a Pain-Free Life

One thing you can do to manage your pain and enjoy your life as much as possible, in spite of your symptoms, is to become your own pain manager, says John Murphy, a marathoner...
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Could a Sauna Help Ease Your Chronic Pain?

Let's start off by admitting that as the dog days approach and some places in the U.S. are already experiencing triple-digit temps stepping into a sauna may not be your idea of good time.But...
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Pain Profile of John Murphy: Post-Concussion Syndrome

From Marathoner to Pain Patient — and Back Again

Is chronic pain straining your friendships?

Learn How to Keep, Mend, and End Friendships
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Neckties and Migraines: What You Should Know

This Father's Day, please send migraine relief for my wife, in lieu of flowers (or neckties)
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Don’t let chronic pain keep Dad from playing the sports he loves

This Father’s Day, we round up the best fitness tips and apps to help men stay active
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Is pain affecting your job performance?

What to say and not say in the workplace when you have chronic pain

Text Neck: A Pain That’s Nothing to LOL About

Even if you aren't 15, chances are good that you use your smartphone quite a bit. You may not be texting "LOL" and "where r u" every 90 seconds, but you're probably checking and...

Has the Barefoot Trend Run Its Course?

A new study questions whether going shoeless helps reduce runners' risk of injury  Even if you're not a runner, for the past few years you couldn't attend a race expo or pick up a fitness...

Do Women Get Too Much or Too Little Pain Medication?

A new study found that women are significantly more likely than men to be prescribed pain medication, regardless of age or socioeconomic status. You may not be surprised. Women worldwide have pain more often than...

Health Innovation: Sublingual Pill for Post-Surgical Pain

In this occasional series, PR looks at companies, organizations, and individuals doing groundbreaking work that aims to help pain patients live more and hurt less.  BloombergBusinessWeek recently reported that shares of specialty drugmaker AcelRx Pharmaceuticals...
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Study: NSAIDs Raise Risk of Heart Problems

High doses of these common painkillers double the risk of heart failure, finds a new study. As every pain patient knows, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs--better known as NSAIDs--are the backbone of pain relief. So any risks...
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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: A Profile in Bringing Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, was observed on May 12. If you don't know much about this common and often devastating condition, the association describes fibromyalgia as...

Are you caring for a senior who lives with pain?

Tips for caregivers By Lisa DavisMany 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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By Margaret Jaworski Photo Courtesy of Jeanine Yutani: Jeanine Yutani (far right) with fellow riders Justin Baker and Laurie MillerThree years running, Jeanine Yutani biked from San Francisco to Los Angeles, one of 200 participants...

Help for Post-Stroke Pain Syndrome

After a stroke, some patients develop chronic, debilitating pain. Identifying it is the first step toward treating it.About 10% of patients who suffer a stroke develop central post-stroke pain syndrome (CPSP). Typically described as...

Oil for Joints Offers Hope for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

A team of researchers has developed a synthetic injectable joint lubricant that, they say, could bring longer lasting relief to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers.Affecting about 27 million Americans and 200 million people worldwide, osteoarthritis...

Study: Funding, Access to Care Needed for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The nonprofit Rheumatoid Patient Foundation recently released a white paper on the results of a survey of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, "Unmasking Rheumatoid Disease: The Patient Experience of Rheumatoid Arthritis." RA activist Kelly Young...
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Is Chronic Pain Straining Your Friendships?

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...

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...

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...
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Real Issues that People Living with Chronic Pain Face Every Day

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....
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Walgreens Will See You Now

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...

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...