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    How to Protect Your Job During COVID-19 if You Have a Chronic Illness

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that social distancing is the most effective way to stay healthy. Businesses have closed for most employees but not for essential workers. What happens if you are one...
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    How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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    My journey with chronic illness has spanned over half my life. As a young teen, I received diagnoses for multiple mental health issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depression and anxiety. To this...
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    How To Write an Effective Pain Journal

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    Sometimes, the events of the day can be just a little too much. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. This is where pain journaling comes in. A pain journal is a place...
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    What Is Your Pain Personality?

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    Not too long ago, doctors believed in one pain-prone personality. If you possessed certain characteristics, then you might feel pain more intensely and stay longer in the cycle of suffering. Nowadays, those in the...
    Why Pain Is Worse At Night

    Why Is My Pain Worse At Night?

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    We’ve all been there at some point. Whether you're suffering from a chronic condition or recovering from an illness or injury, your pain just seems to get worse at night. Nowadays, researchers have nicknamed...
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    Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

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    These three simple yoga poses for pain relief poses are great for beginners and experienced yoga students alike. If you decide to try yoga at a local studio make sure to tell them about your...
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    I Have Cancer: Now What Do I Do?

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    When a diagnosis of cancer hits home, it may be hard to figure out how to keep your composure and what to expect. Follow these guidelines to learn the best ways to keep your...
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    Raise Your Hand: The Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    When finger numbness is bothering you, maybe it's time to see a doctor about the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition in which the median nerve that runs through...
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    Constipation and Narcotics: How to Get a Move On

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    If you're taking a narcotic for your pain, chances are good you're dealing with an unpleasant side effect: constipation. As a topic, constipation doesn't exactly make for good dinner conversation. But knowing what to eat...
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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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    These 3 Traits Can Break the Pain Cycle

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    Keeping negative traits in check is important, but it's also essential to emphasize the parts of yourself that buffer against pain, encourage relaxation and discourage tension. Cultivate these three traits if you want to...
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    Healthy Food Choices Can Reduce Chronic Pain & Fatigue

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    It's a classic chicken-and-egg question: Which came first, the pain or the fatigue? As many as three out of four people living with chronic musculoskeletal pain complain of being tired, while 94 percent of...
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    Put These Simple Pain Relief Tips to Use Today

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    Got pain? Try one of these simple pain relief tips to help make you feel more like yourself and to learn what may make it worse. It's no surprise that many sufferers of chronic pain...
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    How to Develop Your Perfect Pain Plan

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    Our four-point program will have you feeling better fast. Elizabeth Brogan's pain problems started in the spring of 2000, when the horse she was riding stopped short before a jump, throwing her over the top...
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    Seven Ways You Are (Unknowingly) Making Your Pain Worse

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    Sometimes it's the little things we do or don't do that sabotage our best efforts to avoid pain. When you have pain, the hurt can seem to have a mind of its own. It may...
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    The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

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    Pain feeds on stress. Stress feeds on pain. Break the vicious cycle by taming tension once and for all. Almost no one denies there's a link between pain and stress. Pain activates stress and stress...
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    Concussions: Underestimated and Misunderstood

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    The Effects of a Concussion Can Last a Lifetime A concussion can affect the brain in a number of ways. Some of which can linger for a long time. A concussion can impair cognitive abilities like...
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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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    Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Exercising with Rheumatoid Arthritis can be difficult, but you can make it fun. Try our recommendations and get back on track in no time. When coping with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), having flexible joints and leading...
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    Dogs and Arthritis

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    How one dog with the disease became an Internet sensation   Swims in Lake Superior were Schoep the dog's daily arthritic therapy. After Schoep and his owner, John, were photographed during a session in which Schoep...
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    10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

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    Some like it hot. If you're not one of the heat-tolerant, here are some great tips to help you keep your cool when the heat is on ... and on and on. Stay hydrated...
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    Could a Sauna Help Ease Your Chronic Pain?

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    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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    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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    Don’t let chronic pain keep Dad from playing the sports he loves

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    This Father’s Day, we round up the best fitness tips and apps to help men stay active