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    1. Sex and Chronic Pain

      Maryann Lowry was 42 years old in 1995, when she woke up one morning with severe pelvic pain. She was diagnosed with vulvodynia -- which literally just means severe pain in the vulvar area. Today, 14 years later, she says that she’s “95% recovered” -- but the many years of dealing with chronic pain

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    2. Exercise Injuries to Your Arm

      Accidents are just that -- accidents. Anyone can fall onto an outstretched arm during a soccer skirmish or daredevil skateboarding maneuver and fracture the wrist. But sports and exercise injuries to the elbows, wrists and fingers often stem from overuse, faulty technique, or poor conditioning. That

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    3. Exercise Injuries Below the Belt

      Some long-distance runners constantly feel pain in their feet when they exercise. Soccer players might hear a loud pop in their knee, followed by swelling and joint instability. Still other athletes wonder why they always have nagging aches in their hip. Over and over again, sports medicine doctors

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    4. Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments

      If you're living with chronic pain, here's important news. Today's pain specialists have sophisticated new treatments -- from effective drugs to implants and electrical stimulation -- to provide chronic pain relief. There's much that can be done to tame the beast. These advances have emerged in the

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    5. 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 g

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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