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  1. Back Pain Dos and Don'ts

    Back pain is the most commonly reported pain condition in America. About 59 million Americans have had a recent episode of back pain, and about 80% of all people will have back pain at some time. Whether you already struggle with back pain or are trying to prevent back trouble, there are dozens of o

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  2. Chronic Pain: OTC or Prescription Medicine?

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from chronic pain, you have more options than ever to treat the pain. Your choices range from simple remedies such as an ice pack or heating pad to more complex treatments like surgery. Somewhere in between these pain management options are med

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  3. Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study. Seven of 9 patients reported a 30 percent to 40 percent decrease in pain a

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  4. What Is Your Knee Telling You?

    Do your knees make noise? There's probably no reason for concern. Popping and cracking sounds usually aren't signs that something's wrong.  “A lot of joints crack and the knees are a really common joint to crack,” says David McAllister, MD, director of the UCLA's Sports Medicine Program. “Most peopl

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  5. Critics Oppose FDA Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

    Feb. 27, 2014 -- A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that’s become a popular drug of abuse. Critics of the FDA's ruling include attorne

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  6. 'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds. This technique, called a stellate ganglion block, is a common treatme

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  7. FDA Panel: No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The science isn't convincing enough to say that naproxen -- the key pain reliever in Aleve -- is safer for the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), U.S. health advisers

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  8. How to Keep Your Feet From Aching

    Feet. You get only two. Don't let foot pain ground you. These tips can help you keep on the right path. Ill-fitting shoes can cause your feet problems like bunions, corns, hammertoe, and crossover toe. If  shoes don't feel right in the store, don't buy them, no matter how much you like their style.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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