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What Is Your Pain Personality?

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...
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Why Is My Pain Worse At Night?

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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How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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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Float Pods: Are they Worth the Hype?

If the idea of floating weightless sounds appealing – as if your body is drifting through time and space – then float pod therapy may be exactly what you need to ease your chronic...
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Strike A Pose: Yoga for Pain Relief

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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Back to the Basics: A Guide to Preventing Back Pain

An everything-you-need-to-know guide to preventing back pain. It's easy to take your back for granted, until it hurts. That's when it dawns on you, once again, just how essential your spine is for everything you...
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I Have Cancer: Now What Do I Do?

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...

Things NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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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Constipation and Narcotics: How to Get a Move On

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

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

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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Put These Simple Pain Relief Tips to Use Today

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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What is Your Pain IQ?

Take our Pain Quiz. The more you know, the better you'll feel. Pain is a regular part of the lives of a staggering 75 million Americans. Some 32 million of those say they've been living...
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The Pain and Stress Connection: Control Both for Better Living

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...

12 Months ‘Til Less Pain in 2017!

Make a Pain Resolution! 12 months in 2017 means 12 steps towards less pain by next year. Coping with chronic pain or other painful conditions is tough, especially around holidays when a lot of responsibility...

10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

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?

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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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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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...

Disaster Distress Helpline Open to All Around the Clock

Stress, anxiety, stomach ache, headache, anger, sadness all of these are indicators of the emotional distress that we may feel as we struggle to make sense out of senseless acts like the Boston Marathon...

Courage by Design

A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret JaworskiWhen 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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Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatment 101

Endometriosis causes women to experience pain and irregular hormonal changes, possibly leading to infertility.Endometriosis is a condition affecting women which causes pain in the pelvic region and is one of the top three causes...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Modern-Day Leprosy

Once a social stigma that caused patients to be ostracized and banished to their own communities, leprosy is now a treatable condition with a good chance of recovery.Leprosy is a neuropathic disease that is...
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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...