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Peripheral Neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is a devastating, inherited disease, but life with CMT doesn't have to be grim.Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome is a series of neuropathic disorders that affect the nerves of the brain...
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Fibromyalgia Associated With Premature Brain Aging

Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes widespread muscle and joint pain and can be categorized as either a musculoskeletal disease or psychological disorder. The cause of the disease is still unknown, and many researchers...
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Fibromyalgia Acting Up? Don’t Blame the Weather

It's not uncommon for people with fibromyalgia to say the weather aggravates their symptoms. Fibro typically brings significant pain, fatigue, and tenderness at specific points on the body, along with other problems, like "fibro...
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Less Painful Days with More Restful Nights

A sleep study shows the effectiveness of a longer night's rest to increase pain tolerance. A good night's rest might be a lot more beneficial than just beauty sleep. A study at the Sleep Disorders...

Study: Multiple Sclerosis More Common in Black Women than White Women

A new study disputes the common belief that blacks have a lower risk of developing MS.The incidence of multiple sclerosis is higher in black women than in white women, according to a Kaiser...

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...

Get Up & Move: Avoid Office Aches and Pains

You might want to sit down for this news. But don't. You see, numerous studies show that sitting for six hours or more a day is hazardous to your health. The human body was...

Help for Headaches: A New Migraine Patch & Acupuncture

Migraine medications have come a long way in recent years. But with more than 29.5 million Americans enduring the debilitating headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation, there's still plenty of room for improvement.Thankfully, strides...
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Researchers Discover A New Type of Chemotherapy

Scientists have discovered a new type of chemotherapy that locates a partner's gene and eradicates cancer cells.Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a partner gene, that when zapped, kills cancer cells.When a...
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Report: Smoking Linked To Lower Back Pain

There are many causes of lower back pain, but new studies show that quitting smoking can dramatically decrease the pain.Back pain is a condition that plagues at least 80% of Americans at some point...
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PainPod #1: The Meningitis Outbreak of October 2012

Pain Resource Presents "PainPod" (PodCast) #1: The Meningitis Outbreak of October 2012 with Jon Brock and Dr. John Prunskis, M.D., F.I.P.P.Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a nationwide alert about an outbreak...
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St. Jude’s Electronic Device Effectively Treats Chronic Migraines

A small, implanted device holds the power to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines for many European patientsSt. Jude's Medical has been hard at work trying to get their revolutionary new device approved...
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Technological Advances in Ankle Replacement Surgery

Hip and knee replacements total over three quarters of a million annually, but until now, ankle surgeries were rarely performed. Replacement techniques have changed dramatically in recent years and have given doctors new ways...
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Innovative Exo-Skeleton Gives Paraplegics A Chance To Walk Again

Paraplegics will soon have the ability to rise out of their wheelchairs and walk among the rest of us.With decades of research finally paying off, scientists have finally created a way for paraplegics to...
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Household Chemicals Leads To Rising Breast Cancer Rates

Chemicals in everyday household products are adding to an already high percentage of breast cancer in women.A new study suggests that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their...
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Researchers Find A Way To Block Addiction To Opiates

In an amazing breakthrough, scientists discover a way to block the addiction to heroin and morphine, while still offering pain relief.For years, patients have fallen prey to one of the world's most addictive substances....