PainCare Blog

Julianne Hough: "You Don’t Have to Ignore Pain"

Tue., Nov. 4, 2008 6:55 PM PST ABC/KELSEY McNEALJulianne Hough would love to just get up and dance. Alas, she still has a bit of recovering to do, from a condition that she says was much more serious than anyone previously thought. The two-time Dancing With the Stars winner, who underwent surgery last week for appendicitis and complications from endometriosis, …

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Study: Fibromyalgia Sufferers’ Pain Is Mainly In The Brain

Los Angeles TimesNovember 3, 2008 The pain that is the hallmark of the condition called fibromyalgia doesn’t show up on images and scans of muscle and bone — a fact that has led many sufferers to be dismissed as hypochondriacs. But it is there in the brain for all to see — all, at least, who happen to have a …

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New Ways To Mitigate Migraines

By Anne Godlasky11/5/2008USA TODAY Headaches distract. Migraines can debilitate. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the throbbing pain, costing employers some $13 billion a year from missed workdays and impaired work function, according to research reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.“You can be out for three days — lie there and not move, feel nauseous but not throw up …

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Depression Ups Pain Sensitivity

The Times of India4 Nov 2008 A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, has revealed that brains of individuals with major depressivedisorder appear to react more strongly when anticipating pain and also display altered functioning of the neural network that modifies pain sensitivity. “Chronic pain and depression are common and often overlapping syndromes,” …

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Kids Swallow More Pills As Big Waistlines Become Growing Pain

November 3rd, 2008NEW YORKBLOOMBERG More American children are taking pills for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol than ever before, reflecting a rise in chronic diseases related to obesity, a study found. Use of drugs for type-2 diabetes, the form of the disease commonly seen in overweight adults, doubled in children ages 5 to 19 and cholesterol-lowering medications rose by …

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What A DO Does That An MD Doesn’t Do

chicagotribune.comHEALTH BY JULIE DEARDORFF November 2, 2008 Problem: My physical therapist just referred me to an osteopath for my lower back pain. I’m skeptical. What can an osteopath do that a medical doctor can’t? Solution: Mark Twain once said, “The educated physician will himself be an osteopath.” So first off, remember that an osteopathic physician (DO) is a fully licensed …

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Dr. Janet Travell: The First Female Physician In The White House

DR. MARK KESTNER, Post ColumnistPosted: Sunday, November 2, 2008 6:47 am I first became aware of the work of Dr. Janet Travell as a result of studying the effects of what are known as “myofascial trigger points.” Trigger points are small, often painful nodules in muscles. If you have them, you may call them “knots”. Travell researched these knots extensively. …

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Statin Side Effects: Weigh The Benefits And Risks

Mayo ClinicOct. 30, 2008 Because of their effectiveness, statins are often prescribed for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Most people who are prescribed statins will take them for the rest of their lives, which can make statin side effects difficult to manage. For some people, statin …

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Getting Back Your Before-Baby Body

October 30, 2008By Charles Stuart PlatkinSpecial to The Seattle Times This is the first of a two-part series on fitness and nutrition for new mothers. Can you really get back your old body, or even a better one, after having a baby? If so, how long should it take? You can still have a great body post-pregnancy. “It’s not too …

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FDA Issues Recall For Medtronics Pain Pump Systems

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