Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2008’

Ten IT Health Risks

10 IT health risks — and how to combat them TechRepublicJune 25th, 2008Author: Suzanne Thornberry IT might not appear to be a high-risk field, but a surprising number of ailments can plague IT pros in all job roles. Here are some of the most prevalent health concerns. Everybody seems to understand that movers and construction workers can have serious back …

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Are You Biking Correctly?

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Fortune 500s Waste $500 Million a Year on Unnecessary Back Surgeries

Consumer Medical ResourceJune 24, 2008 Fortune 500s Waste Over $500 Million a Year on Unnecessary Back Surgeries for Workers Over $1.5 Billion Lost in Worker Productivity Says Two-Year Findings PEMBROKE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortune 500s spend over $500 million a year on avoidable back surgeries for their workers and lose as much as $1.5 billion in indirect costs associated with these procedures …

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Congress Passes Pain Care Legislation for Armed Forces and Veterans

Recent congressinal progress on a number of pieces of legislation will help service veterans and the active armed forces better manage the challenges of chronic pain. “These bills will advance the cause for all pain patients by focusing much needed attention on our active military and our veterans about the seriousness of chronic pain,” said Scott M. Fishman, M.D., Professor …

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New Drug Seeks to Deter Prescription Drug Abuse

King Pharmaceuticals Gets Positive Initial Results On New DrugBy Gary GrayReporter / Bristol Herald CourierPublished: June 22, 2008 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King Pharmaceuticals and Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced last week positive results from the study of a new medication aimed at deterring prescription drug abuse. King, and Palatine, Ill.- based Acura, plan to submit a new drug application to the …

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Complicated World of Narcotic Prescribing

This editorial spoken in the words of a patient presents a balanced discussion on some of the complicated issues surrounding narcotic prescribing. The exact percentage of the population that is addicted to drugs is debatable. The “2 percent” quoted in this article is likely low if alcohol is included. Nevertheless, narcotic pain control is a constant balancing act that requires …

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Keep Golfers Swinging

Protecting your back keeps your golf game upright BY MARK HERRMANNNewsday.com7:40 PM EDT, June 18, 2008 The old phrase “Watch your back” takes on a whole different meaning when it comes to golf. It is not nearly as ominous as you might think, witnessed by Rocco Mediate’s remarkable performance at the U.S. Open. Mediate carried encouragement to a lot of …

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Help For Sunburn Pain

Here’s help for sunburn painAbilene Online ReporterNews By Doug “Ask Doug” Williamson Wednesday, June 18, 2008 • Take anti-inflammatory medication, such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), on a regular basis according to the label instructions until redness and soreness subsides. • Apply cold compresses — such as a towel dampened with cool tap water — to the affected …

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Topical NSAID Effective For Knee Pain

NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) is the group of drugs that includes familiar names such as Motrin (ibuprofen) and Aleve (Naproxen). NSAID by its anti-inflammatory action and being an analgesic (pain killer) is useful for treating conditions such as arthritis. While this article shows NSAID is as effective as oral medication for treating knee pain, patients with widespread pain preferred oral medications. …

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Cymbalta Gets FDA Approval For Fibromyalgia

Eli Lilly antidepressant approved for new useBUSINESSWEEKThe Associated Press June 16, 2008, 4:41PM ETEli Lilly antidepressant approved for new use Eli Lilly and Co. said Monday it received Food and Drug Administration approval to expand the use of its fastest-growing drug, the antidepressant Cymbalta. Regulators approved Cymbalta to treat fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder. The drug already is approved for …

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