Read more about the article Chronic Pain Is a Disease and It Should Be Treated Like One
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Chronic Pain Is a Disease and It Should Be Treated Like One

More than 20 years ago, a heavy filing cabinet fell on Cindy Steinberg at her office and caused nerve and ligament damage to her back. The pain never went away.…

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The Pain Gap: Why Women’s Pain Is Undertreated

When Karen Finney went into the hospital for brain surgery, she was well aware of the gender pain gap: women in pain are taken and treated less seriously than men…

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How Communities Are Helping Women and Families Fight the Opioid Crisis?

Whether you live in a bustling metropolis or a quiet rural area, chances are you've been touched by the opioid epidemic in some way—or you will be. While many people…

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Questions to Ask Before and After Surgery

Why Does Communication Matter to Doctors and Patients Before and After Surgery? Hospitalization and surgery are demanding life events that lead to considerable stress and anxiety in patients. The fear…

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Do Over-the-Counter Painkillers Alter Emotions, Reasoning?

Sure, an over-the-counter painkiller like Tylenol or Advil can help ease aches and pains, but could it mess with your thoughts and emotions, too? That's the finding from a new…

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Anger, Sadness Increase Pain in Women With Fibromyalgia

Negative emotions increase pain responses in women with and without fibromyalgia (FM), while combined treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy and a tailored exercise program can improve outcome in FM, according…

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Two-thirds of those with fibromyalgia also have depression

New research was carried out by healthizes in order to better understand it’s fibromyalgia community members. The online poll sampled 671 people, all diagnosed with fibromyalgia and the results have…

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