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chronic pain

Chronic Pain: What Is It and What You Can Do About It

Chronic pain affects almost 100 million Americans and is an important condition to identify and treat.

child migraine

Could Your Child Really Be Having Migraines?

When we think of migraines, we tend to think of adults. But youngsters can get them too. How to spot migraine symptoms in children.

back pain

Good News About Back Pain: It's Often Temporary

At some point in life, almost everyone will experience some degree of back pain. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons for hospitalization and the second leading cause of missed work.

child in pain

When Your Child Hurts: The Best Way to Soothe Pain

No parent wants to see a child hurting. But about 5 million young patients have surgery each year and around 75 percent will feel pain afterward. Others may have pain from non-surgical problems. What you can do.

acupuncture

The Evidence for Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old healing practice used to treat such diverse conditions as pain, digestive problems, respiratory disorders, anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines. Is there a place for this ancient approach in modern medicine?

antidepressants and opioids

Taking Antidepressants With Opioid Results in Less Pain Relief, Study Says

The findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and simply are seeking more effective pain relief.

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What Your Handwriting May Say About Your Health

If you're having trouble signing on the dotted line, or you've noticed a change in your handwriting, it may signal more than just sloppy writing. It could indicate a neurological or muscular problem. “When someone’s handwriting changes and...

Over-the-counter medication emerging from opened bottle

How Much Ibuprofen is Too Much?

If you pull a muscle while running, are experiencing menstrual cramps or have a killer headache, you’re likely to reach for an ibuprofen pill, such as Advil or Motrin, to reduce the inflammation and quash the pain. When taken correctly,...

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