Archive for October, 2021

What to Do About Cancer Pain

Is pain inevitable when you have cancer? Can treatment cause pain? Is it worth mentioning discomfort to your oncologist? Or is only severe pain of real concern? Our new free Pocket Guide to Cancer Pain is part of our Integrative Cancer Care series of tools for patients, caregivers, and health care providers. It features an […]

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Archive for September, 2021

What is Kidney Disease and How Is It Typically Treated?

Although kidney disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, it is estimated that 90%[i] of the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease are not aware that they have it, even those with severe cases,[ii] as the disease can progress undetected until it is in advanced stages.  This is because the […]

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Archive for June, 2021

How Exercising the Mind Can Actually Heal Our Bodies

We are bombarded with messages about exercising our bodies—how it can improve life longevity as well as boost endorphins, making us happier, better rested, more energized and with an enhanced ability to concentrate. But did you know that the brain needs to be exercised as well? Not only because it can slow memory loss and […]

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Archive for April, 2021

Lessen Migraine Pain, Improve Quality of Life

Headaches can be mysterious, frustrating, and painful. Why did it come on? When will it go away? Is there anything I can do to stop the pain? There are different kinds of headaches, and some are more serious than others. When dealing with headaches, we look at symptoms, severity, triggers, frequency, and life impact. Regular […]

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Archive for February, 2021

Mind-Body Approaches to Pain Relief

Mind-body practices . . . focus on the interactions of mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health. –National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH If you have children, chances are good that when they get sick or injured you put on a favorite […]

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Archive for August, 2018

Your Complete Guide to Building the Right Pain Management Team

If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most often is your primary care provider, likely a family physician or internist. And that’s certainly the place to start when you’re dealing with pain. Estimates are that primary care physicians treat about half of all people living with chronic pain. However, if your pain remains […]

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Archive for August, 2018

The Science Behind Why it is More Painful to be a Woman

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the US report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55% of US adults report at least some pain in the past 3 months. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons for physician visits and among the […]

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Archive for August, 2018

How to Understand Your Pain and the Critical Way to Find Relief

When you break your leg, undergo surgery, or burn your hand, you experience pain—acute pain. With treatment and time, the pain usually disappears. But chronic pain is different. It hangs around even after the original illness or injury has improved, reminding you every day that it has no plans to vacate the premises. Technically, chronic […]

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