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Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean October 21, 2017

Too short or too long may up discomfort, study suggests

Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea? October 19, 2017

Study found it increased chances of having a normal delivery

Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain October 13, 2017

High drug costs in low-income countries are to blame, says new report

Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now October 12, 2017

Device developers say it offers professional quality and cost savings

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor October 10, 2017

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo

Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic October 10, 2017

Prior authorization and quantity limits might help curb painkiller abuse, researchers say

Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects? October 05, 2017

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough? September 27, 2017

Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States September 26, 2017

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations September 26, 2017

Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight September 22, 2017

Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis September 21, 2017

But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC September 20, 2017

Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says

Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse September 15, 2017

Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic September 13, 2017

A surgeon's group offers a blueprint for safer pain management

Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity August 23, 2017

Procedure also reduces pain and maintains strength, study finds

Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study August 23, 2017

Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers say

Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose August 22, 2017

Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds August 21, 2017

After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

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

Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

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

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

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

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

Report identifies states with highest rates of abuse

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 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

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