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  1. Patients Happy With Knee Replacement

    March 12, 2010 -- As they reach their 60s and beyond, baby boomers are increasingly opting for surgery to replace their worn-out knees. More than half a million total knee replacement procedures are performed annually in the U.S., and this number is projected to climb to around 3 million per year ov

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  2. Medical Marijuana Has Merit, Research Shows

    Feb. 18, 2010 -- Marijuana can be a promising treatment for some specific, pain-related medical conditions, according to California researchers who presented an update of their findings Wednesday to the California Legislature and also released them to the public. ''I think the evidence is getting be

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  3. Prescribed Opioids: Overdoses Not Uncommon

    Jan. 19, 2010 -- Overdoses and drug-related deaths are not uncommon among people taking opioid drugs that have been prescribed by a doctor for chronic pain, a new government-funded study finds. The finding suggests an urgent need to more closely monitor patients who are prescribed drugs like OxyCont

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  4. Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids Recall

    Jan. 15, 2010 -- Because of a sickening smell in some containers, 54 million packages of 27 different over-the-counter remedies now are being recalled. Products include various types of child and/or adult Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep. This adds to the 6 mi

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  5. 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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  6. Photo of a Loved One Reduces Pain

    Nov. 20, 2009 -- Forget aspirin and ibuprofen. A new pain reliever is decidedly less medical: a photo of a loved one. A new study shows that just looking at a picture of a loved one can help reduce pain. Holding a loved one's hand also helps reduce pain. The study included 25 women, mostly students

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  7. Texting Can Be a Pain in the Neck, Shoulders

    Nov. 12, 2009 -- Texting may be preferred over phone jabbering by many young people, but too much text messaging may increase the risk of neck or shoulder pain, a new study shows. Judith Gold, ScD, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Temple University’s College of Health Professions and Social

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  8. Brief Training in Meditation Eases Pain

    Nov. 11, 2009 -- A mini-course in meditation may be all it takes to assist in pain management. A new study shows as little as an hour of mindfulness training is enough to reduce pain. "We knew already that meditation has significant effects on pain perception in long-term practitioners whose brains

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  9. Placebo Effect May Help Treat Pain

    Oct. 15, 2009 -- The "placebo effect" may help treat pain, German researchers report in Science. When someone experiences the placebo effect, they're responding to an inactive drug or sham procedure that isn't supposed to affect their condition. The placebo effect is often called psychological -- th

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  10. CDC: Alarming Increase in Methadone Deaths

    Sept. 30, 2009 -- Methadone deaths have risen sevenfold in less than a decade, according to a government report that largely blames the increase on the growing use of methadone for pain relief. Used primarily for the management of heroin addiction until the late 1990s, methadone has become one of th

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