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Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul
30

Great TED Talk about Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease of the brain.  Here’s a great talk that explains.

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Jul
30

10 Things to Say–and Not Say–When a Loved One’s in Pain

Words are powerful medicine that can help–or harm. Words and actions that say, “You are not alone. I’m here.” are helpful. Words that minimize or negate the experience of the person in pain make things worse.

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Jul
23

How to Persuade Loved Ones To Take Pain Medication

Conversations about pain medication–especially opioids– elicit strong emotions. Here are 7 conversation starters if you think your loved one should take more pain medication.

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Jul
18

Do Sweat the Heat. Dehydration is Big Stuff

Here’s something to remember on lazy summer days. Drink up!

Your body’s fluid reserves work just like your checking account. You stay in balance by putting in the same amount you take out. When it’s hot or it’s humid or you’re exercising, your body cools itself by sweating. Sweating results in a withdrawal from your body’s water reserves so you need to drink more to stay in water balance and avoid dehydration.

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Jul
10

Chronic Pain in the News

Chronic pain is in the news. As well it should be. Chronic pain afflicts more people than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. Pain specialists consider chronic pain as more than an unpleasnat symptom. It can become a disease in its own right.

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