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  1. Pain Relief & Breakthrough Pain

    For people in chronic pain, sharp spikes of breakthrough pain can be a big problem. What causes it -- and how can you find pain relief? That's an important question for many patients, especially those with cancer . "Breakthrough pain occurs when you're doing something that triggers extra pain, like

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  2. Chronic Pain: Does Vitamin D Help?

    Not getting enough vitamin D in your system may be linked to chronic pain. Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that doesn’t respond to treatment. Many Americans are running low on vitamin D. A study pu

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  3. Managing Pain After Surgery

    Hearing your doctor utter the words, "We’re going to have to operate," can send a shiver down your spine. Immediately, questions about the seriousness of your condition, the procedure itself, and the likelihood that it will cure what ails you flood the mind. Then, there is the prospect of post-surge

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  4. Medical Advances and Breakthroughs

    By Beth Howard From easy knee repair to scar-free surgery, read about some of the latest medical breakthroughs that could change your life. It's not every day, or even every decade, that research leads to a real medical breakthrough — the kind that revolutionizes the treatment of a disease or condit

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  5. Savvy Shopping Tips for OTC Medicines

    Overuse of acetaminophen, a common over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller, can result in liver failure and even death. Because of this, the FDA is considering recommendations to place new restrictions on the drug. But this is only the latest in a long string of stories that call the safety of various OTC

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  6. 8 Ways Your Doctor Can Help You With OTC Drugs

    Doctor’s phones across the country are ringing off the hook. Concerned health consumers like you are asking how the FDA’s potential restrictions on the use of acetaminophen might affect them. Overuse of this popular painkiller can -- and does -- cause liver failure and even death. And the acetaminop

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  7. Safe Use of OTC Pain Relievers

    Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are among the most widely used medications in the world. Yet recently there has been growing concern about their dangers. As a result, the FDA has begun tightening rules about warning labels and maximum doses. The FDA is also considering banning some prescriptio

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  8. Acetaminophen Safety: FAQ

    An FDA advisory committee recently recommended that the FDA set certain limits on acetaminophen, a drug that is used in many prescription and nonprescription medicines to relieve pain and reduce fever. Those limits could include taking off the market some prescription drugs, such as the painkillers

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  9. Actress Shailene Woodley Takes Scoliosis in Stride

    When treated in a timely and effective manner, scoliosis -- or curvature of the spine -- can be almost invisible. Shailene Woodley, 17, for instance who stars as the pregnant Amy Juergens in ABC Family’s hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has spent much of her life in the spotlight. The C

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  10. Take the Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Chronic Pain?

    No doubt about it -- plenty of us are suffering from chronic pain. More than 50 million Americans have some form of this malady, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. But having lots of company doesn’t make it any easier to bear. Chronic pain wears people down, causes fatigue and insom

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