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Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain August 25, 2016

Suggestions for what to do

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men August 24, 2016

Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use August 23, 2016

3 of 4 who tried the illicit drug had misused prescription painkillers first: study

Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples August 16, 2016

Findings could lead to better diagnostic tests and treatments, researchers say

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids August 15, 2016

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study August 10, 2016

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills August 09, 2016

Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports August 05, 2016

Golfing, swimming and volleyball can be especially hard on your upper back and shoulders

Health Tip: Coping With a Toothache August 04, 2016

Suggestions to ease the pain

Health Tip: If You Have Pain in Your Shins August 02, 2016

Here's what might be causing it

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain July 29, 2016

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

Health Tip: Ease Arthritis Pain With Warm Water July 27, 2016

Here's how

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip? July 25, 2016

Signs that your hip may be affected

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction July 22, 2016

Men and younger people had higher odds of painkiller abuse, study found

Health Tip: Easing Bunions July 21, 2016

Change your footwear

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug July 20, 2016

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain July 20, 2016

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough July 20, 2016

Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study July 12, 2016

Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study July 11, 2016

Doctors should explore alternatives for pain relief, researcher says

Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds? July 06, 2016

In states with legal pot, pain prescriptions saw the greatest drop, study found

Health Tip: Recognizing Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis July 05, 2016

Signs you might be prone to it

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused June 28, 2016

Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists

Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives June 28, 2016

Finding supports naloxone prescriptions for patients taking opioids for chronic pain

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse June 22, 2016

Study of disabled workers finds no change in painkiller use, overdoses

Health Tip: Keep Bedtime Back Pain at Bay June 15, 2016

Lessen pain for better zzz's

Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States June 13, 2016

Study finding based on review of workers' compensation claims

Patients Often Prescribed Extra Painkillers, Many Share Them June 13, 2016

Two new U.S. studies shed light on opioid epidemic

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements June 03, 2016

Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions June 02, 2016

But more measures needed to combat addiction to these pain medications, expert says

Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain May 25, 2016

It may signal a more serious issue

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More May 24, 2016

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Health Tip: Have Headaches? Speak to Your Doctor May 24, 2016

Learn as much as possible about your condition

Giving the 'Green Light' to Migraine Relief May 17, 2016

Experimental light therapy finds it can ease sensitivity, pain for some patients

Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent' May 16, 2016

Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey May 12, 2016

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation May 05, 2016

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

Health Tip: Recognizing Achilles Tendinitis May 04, 2016

Look for these warning signs

Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say April 13, 2016

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

Health Tip: Is Your Jaw Pain TMJ? April 12, 2016

Learn to recognize signs of the jaw disorder

Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows April 05, 2016

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey March 25, 2016

While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month

FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent March 24, 2016

One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers March 22, 2016

Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected

Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain March 22, 2016

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds March 18, 2016

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers March 15, 2016

To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness

Health Tip: Can You Tell if a Toe Is Broken? March 14, 2016

You may still be able to walk on it

Pennsylvania Study Shows Fatal Drug ODs Soaring March 10, 2016

State had a 14-fold rise in such deaths since 1979, mirroring nationwide trend

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