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    1. Ex-NFL Star Warns About Risks Posed by Painkillers

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- During his 12 seasons as a fullback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Mike Alstott was known as "The A-Train" -- a punishing runner and blocker and fan favorite. From 1996 to 2007, Alstott racked up an impres

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    2. Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana appears mostly safe for treating chronic pain, at least among people with some experience using the drug, a new study suggests. People who used pot to ease their pain didn't have an increased risk of

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    3. Chronic Pain Linked to ADHD

      Sept. 14, 2015 -- More than a third of people with ongoing "central pain" may also have ADHD, a small study suggests. Central pain stems from damage to the central nervous system -- the brain, brain stem and spinal cord. It differs from ongoing pain from bone or muscle conditions such as arthritis,

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    4. More People Getting Knees Replaced, at Younger Age

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 201

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    5. Knee, Hip Replacements Linked to Heart Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds. The chances of a heart attack were more than eight times gre

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    6. What Exercise Can Do for Your Arthritis

      If you have arthritis, exercise can help control aches and pains and even improve other symptoms. Try to stick to a regular fitness plan. Doing so can help you feel better. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that cushions the joints starts to wear down. This causes pain and stiffness in locations li

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    7. This Many Million Adults May Have Pain Daily

      Aug. 11, 2015 -- A lot of U.S. adults are hurting every day, a new study shows. The report, which analyzes data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, says 25.3 million have daily pain. And 14.4 million have pain at the most severe level. "This report begins to answer calls for better natio

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    8. Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mozart, Madonna or Eminem: Whatever your taste, music may help you recover from a surgery, according to a new review of data on the subject. "More than 51 million operations are performed every year in the U.S.," lead a

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    9. Antidepressant Plus NSAIDs May Up Brain Bleed Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking both an antidepressant and a painkiller such as ibuprofen or naproxen may increase risk of a brain hemorrhage, a new study suggests. Korean researchers found that of more than 4 million people prescribed a first-time

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    10. Who's At Risk Of Narcotic Painkiller Addiction?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study looks at which patients prescribed a short course of narcotic painkillers may be most prone to long-term abuse. The study finds -- perhaps not surprisingly -- that people with prior histories of drug abuse, or cur

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