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Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery August 16, 2017

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study August 16, 2017

Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds August 14, 2017

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals August 11, 2017

Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency August 10, 2017

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers, report says

U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen August 08, 2017

Lion's share of deaths attributed to prescription painkillers

As Many as 1 in 3 Experience New or Worse Pain With Yoga August 03, 2017

Still, two-thirds feel better from this ancient form of exercise, study finds

Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain August 02, 2017

Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery August 02, 2017

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

Do Your Pearly Whites Sometimes Cause You Pain? August 02, 2017

You may have sensitive teeth, but there are ways to protect them, a dental expert says

Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S. July 31, 2017

Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears July 26, 2017

Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons say

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study July 24, 2017

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze' July 22, 2017

Pain occurs when cold food touches the back of the palate, neurologist says

Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life July 18, 2017

Slowly lowering the drug amount also helps people get off the medications, study author says

Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report July 13, 2017

Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

Painkiller Misuse Remains a Pressing Problem Across U.S. July 13, 2017

Report identifies states with highest rates of abuse

Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten July 12, 2017

Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain July 11, 2017

Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study July 10, 2017

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC July 06, 2017

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD July 06, 2017

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for a Herniated Disk? July 06, 2017

Here's what increases your chances

Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness July 05, 2017

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back Pain July 05, 2017

Exercise alone may be best approach, researchers say

Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain June 30, 2017

Tools from clinical psychology help reduce chronic opioid use after surgery: study

3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths June 28, 2017

First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

When Is an Opioid Safe to Take? June 26, 2017

Doctors say it can treat intense pain, but patients should stay on the drug for shortest time possible

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? June 23, 2017

Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids June 21, 2017

Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study June 19, 2017

Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study June 19, 2017

Alternative treatment yielded better results in emergency room patients

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER June 19, 2017

It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market June 09, 2017

Agency says the powerful medication's risk for abuse now outweighs any benefit

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies June 09, 2017

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles June 06, 2017

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety June 06, 2017

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later June 06, 2017

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report

Health Tip: How to Spot a Sprained Neck June 05, 2017

Learn typical symptoms

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section June 05, 2017

Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the U.S. Opioid Crisis? May 31, 2017

Doctors may have been misled by report calling painkiller addiction 'rare'

Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis May 26, 2017

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

Studies Spotlight Diet, Supplements for Knee Pain May 24, 2017

Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis?

New FDA Head Outlines 'Forceful Steps' Against Opioid Crisis May 23, 2017

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more

Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later May 23, 2017

People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll May 22, 2017

Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down May 13, 2017

Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries May 11, 2017

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

Eat This Diet to Lower Your Odds for Painful Gout May 10, 2017

Ditching fats and salt in favor of fruits, veggies and grains keeps the condition at bay, study finds

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