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    1. Why Does Acupuncture Work?

      For millions of people who live with pain, acupuncture is no longer an exotic curiosity. It's now widely accepted among the medical community. And it's pretty popular with patients as well. A recent survey found almost 3.5 million Americans said they'd had acupuncture in the previous year. "In our c

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    2. Drug May Help Kids With Sickle Cell Breathe Easier

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they're given hydroxyurea -- an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests. In a study of 94 young people with sickle cell, researchers fo

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    3. Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments

      Pain that lasts more than a few months is chronic pain. Some types can’t be cured. But treatment can help you find relief. The right choice for you depends on: How long the pain has lasted How bad it is What's causing it Where you hurt Treatments have changed a lot over the years, says Steve Yoon, M

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    4. Chronic Pain May Trigger Some Drug Addictions

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain may be a major driver behind the recent surge in addiction to prescription painkillers, a new survey finds. Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse in the United States are among the country's bi

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    5. Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse OTC Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with chronic pain ignore dosing instructions on over-the-counter pain medicines and put themselves at risk for an overdose, a new survey suggests. An overdose of these medicines can result in serious side effec

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    6. 10 Smart Ways to Use Opioid Medicine

      You have chronic pain, and your doctor prescribed an opioid, like hydrocodone or morphine. These painkillers can provide relief, but they also come with some concerns. The difference between a helpful and harmful dose of an opioid is smaller than with other medications, says Lewis Nelson, MD, profes

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    7. What Does a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Do?

      Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) can take care of you from head to toe. “We are fully licensed and certified physicians who have a few extra tools in our toolkit,” says William Burke, DO, dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Dublin, OH. More than half of DOs

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    8. Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows. Obesity is a major risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that often leads to joint replacemen

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    9. 7 Age-Related Pains and How to Ease Them

      Got aches? You’re in good company. Around 100 million Americans have some sort of chronic pain, meaning the long-term kind that sticks around after an injury or illness. And millions more have from short-term (acute) pain.   Some types are more common during certain times of your life. “Knowing that

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    10. 7 Ways to Prevent Foot Pain

      You’re likely to walk more than 100,000 miles over the course of your lifetime. That’s like circling the earth four times at the equator. But as important as your feet are, it’s all too easy to neglect them -- until they start to hurt. You can take some steps to avoid getting foot pain, though. Here

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