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    1. Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests. Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations a

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    2. Painkiller Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Physicians

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    3. Painkillers: 7 Warning Signs of Addiction

      "Pain medication is ... not really meant to be a way to maintain or manage chronic pain.” -- Joe Schrank, MSW Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. If your doctor prescribed medication to treat your pain and you take it as directed, you shouldn't have a problem.

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    4. Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gender may play a part in how much pain a patient feels following surgery, new research suggests. An Austrian study involving more than 10,000 people found that men experience more pain after major surgery, while w

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    5. Medical Marijuana OK’d in More States in 2014

      May 22, 2014 -- More than half the states in the country now have laws that in some way permit medical marijuana -- even in the most conservative states. This week, Minnesota became the 22nd state, along with Washington, D.C., to allow broad use of medical marijuana. Nine other states passed laws th

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    6. States Oppose New Powerful Painkiller

      April 7, 2014 -- Some state officials are taking steps to limit the availability of a controversial new painkiller because they believe it could worsen an already serious prescription drug abuse problem. Zohydro was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last fall and became available last mon

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    7. What's Your Pain Tolerance?

      Why is back pain or a knee injury annoying to one person and sheer agony to another? Turns out, an individual's tolerance to pain is as unique as the person, and is shaped by some surprising biological factors, as well as some psychological factors that we can actually try to control. There are two

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    8. Medical Marijuana's Legalization and Crime Rates

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Legalization of medical marijuana does not lead to increased crime, and may even be tied to lower rates of offenses such as assault and murder, a new study suggests. The findings challenge claims by opponents that lega

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    9. Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research. One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study resea

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    10. Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and ot

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