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  1. Common Pains as You Age: Feel Better

    An ache here, a cramp there. As your body ages, you may have more and new pains. There are things you can do to feel better. Headaches. Your 30s can be a hectic time of life. Stress at work and home is common at this age -- and can lead to headaches. Sitting at a computer all day with your head in o

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  2. Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Improvements in knee pain following a common orthopedic procedure appear to be largely due to the placebo effect, a new Finnish study suggests. The research, which was published Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of Med

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  3. Medical Marijuana

    More states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana. So what does it treat, and who can and should use it? Pain is the main reason people ask for a prescription, says Barth Wilsey, MD, a pain medicine specialist at the University of California Davis Medical Center. It could be fr

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  4. FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Painkillers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab that contain the powerful narcotic hydrocodone. The change will cut in half the number of ref

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  5. 9 Pain Pill Mistakes

    It's been a hard day, and Joe's back is killing him. His wife has some Percocet left over from a trip to the dentist, and there's that big bottle of Tylenol under the sink, so Joe grabs a couple of each and washes them down with a slug of beer. Luckily for Joe, he's a fictional character invented fo

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  6. Myths About Treating Chronic Pain

    When you have chronic pain, it's hard to sort out the myths from the facts. To feel better, are you supposed to rest in bed or go jogging? Should you talk to your doctor about trying potent opioid painkillers or should you steer clear? Is it worth trying that "miracle cure" that your co-worker absol

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  7. Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Prescriptions for powerful opioid painkiller drugs have skyrocketed in the United States, but identification and treatment of pain has not improved, according to a new study. "There is an epidemic of prescription opioid addic

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  8. Steroid Shots a Temporary Fix for Carpal Tunnel?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid shots can temporarily relieve the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but three-quarters of patients who are initially helped by these injections will eventually require surgery, new Swedish research says. Abo

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  9. Tylenol to Come With New Warning

    Aug. 30, 2013 -- Caps on bottles of the popular pain reliever Tylenol that are sold in the United States will soon come with warnings alerting consumers to the potential for liver failure and even death, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The warning will state that Tylenol's active ingredient

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  10. FDA Warns of Rare Acetaminophen Risk

    Aug. 5, 2013 -- Anyone who develops a rash, blister, or some other skin reaction while taking acetaminophen should stop using the drug and seek medical care immediately. The painkiller poses the risk for three rare but potentially fatal skin disorders, the FDA announced. The three serious, bad react

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