Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2008’

New Spine-health.com Survey Shows 50% of Workers Absent 10 or More Days in Past Year Due to Back Pain

MarketWatchJuly 24, 2008CHICAGO, Jul 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A new online survey by Spine-health ( www.spine-health.com) shows that back and neck pain and their related health problems are causing productivity troubles at the workplace. The Spine-health.com survey of more than 750 respondents found that 50 percent reported missing work for 10 or more days due to back-related problems. Another …

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Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found

British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high dosesPosted July 23, 2008 By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have discovered a genetic variant that causes some people who take cholesterol-lowering statins to have the muscle weakness called myopathy. “We found a variant that affects the transport of statins into the liver,” …

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Feldenkrais: Helping The Body Adjust To Problems

Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette Wednesday, July 23, 2008By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRebecca Droke/Post-GazetteRichard Lynn, 54, of Squirrel Hill, receives Feldenkrais movement therapy from Mark Shefsiek at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine. If you’re suffering pain or a loss of mobility from an injury or a stroke, you might want to give Feldenkrais a try. Feldenkrais can’t cure what ails you. But …

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Golfing Tips for Preventing Back Pain

‘Hitting the Green Without Hurting Your Back’:PGA Teacher Dr. Jim Suttie Offers Free Seminar for Golfers Last update: 1:09 p.m. EDT July 17, 2008MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ranked by Golf Digest this year as the # 1 Golf Teacher in Illinois and among the Top 20 in the U.S., renowned PGA instructor Dr. Jim Suttie’s …

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Barriers To Effective Pain Management Still Remain In States

By: American Cancer Society – Tue, 07/15/2008 – 14:49 New report on pain management shows seven states have improved Pain Policies in the Last Year, but some barriers still remain. States continue to make steady progress in adopting balanced policies that help people with pain to alleviate their suffering, according to a report released today that evaluates state policies to …

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Fibromyalgia: Little Understood, Often Frustrating

Dana Poole, left, feels aches all over at any given moment from a condition called fibromyalgia. By Judy FortinCNN Medical Correspondent ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but at any given moment Dana Poole hurts all over.Dana Poole, left, feels aches all over at any given moment from a condition called fibromyalgia. Dana Poole, …

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Choose Flip Flops Carefully for Back to School, Say Chiropractors

ATLANTA, July 14, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Despite the cooler weather, many young adults continue to wear slides, flip flops and sandals throughout school season, according to Okabashi Brands — in the locker room, on campus, in the dorm or as an after sports “recovery” shoe. But, according to Dr. Leo Bronston, DC, a practicing doctor of chiropractic for …

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Methadone Overdoses Rise

Doctors prescribe drug to curb pain By S. Maurreen Skowran – McClatchy Newspapers RALEIGH, N.C. –Methadone, long prescribed as an alternative to heroin, is proving to be a hazard of its own. As a treatment for addiction, methadone is considered an effective tool. But as its use as a low-cost pain reliever becomes more widespread, a growing number of people …

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Fibromyalgia Patients Fight Insurers Over Medication Coverage

Sunday, July 13, 2008By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a second fibromyalgia medication last month, you’d think the nation’s estimated 10 million acute pain fibromyalgia sufferers would be delighted. Not quite. While welcoming any new treatment, patients also know that insurance companies have been slow to cover Lyrica, which won FDA approval a …

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Abuses Are Found in Online Sales of Medication

NEW YORK TIMESERIK ECKHOLMPublished: July 9, 2008 A large majority of 365 Internet sites that advertise or sell controlled medications by mail are offering to supply the drugs without a proper prescription, according to a new study. The online trade is stoking the rising abuse of addictive and dangerous prescription drugs, the authors and federal officials say. Drugs offered online …

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