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Living with Multiple Diagnoses: The Importance of Believing

When I was thirteen years old, I saw a rheumatologist after months of white-hot pain and severe fatigue. The doctor took my elbow between her hands, bent it into full hyperextension, and said, “You...
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Does Your Doctor Give You Inferior Treatment Because You’re Obese?

Evidence suggests that overweight people face discrimination because of their weight.One in three Americans is obese, and that number has been steadily growing. Doctors face difficulties in treating patients who are overweight, as sometimes...
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Should I See a Pain Specialist?

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...
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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...
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Pain is Undertreated: Many Americans Aren’t Getting Relief

You've probably heard the stat: Some 76 million Americans are dealing with persistent pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a shocking number by any measure.There is an inordinate number...