Chronic Pain Connector Daily Newsletter

  • CENTERS' PIECE: Planning for the benefits and wonders of nature with your children
    on March 19, 2018 at 10:07 am

    It is time to “unplug” and teach your children about the wonders of nature. The simple act of being outside can lift children's moods and can actually lessen depressive symptoms. The arrival of summer, being out of school and planning summer activities brings a time of hope, renewal and excitement. […]

  • Tips on Advocating for your State Medical Cannabis Program
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Instead, we get pain relief and a chance for improved quality of life. Some states have a cannabis program but have left out an important qualifying condition – chronic pain. So, each state advocate will be addressing something different. Our work to speak out remains and I hope you will consider taking ... […]

  • Angina vs. Heart Attack: Differences in Complications, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:56 am

    angina vs. heart attack How can you tell the difference between angina vs. a heart attack? The two conditions are very closely related and have dangerously similar symptoms that can make them difficult to tell apart. Despite sometimes being considered a chronic condition, angina can be manageable ... […]

  • Lord Hunt: It's time government took action on prescribed drug dependency
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:33 am

    In 2015, opioids for chronic pain were prescribed to five per cent of all patients on the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Worryingly, benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and opioids have tended to be prescribed for longer to people living in the most deprived neighbourhoods, compared with people living in the ... […]

  • Global Neuromuscular Stimulators Market 2018 top Players : LiveNova(Cyberonics), Nevro, Inspire ...
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:33 am

    The study is segmented by Application/ end users Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, Epilepsy, Gastroparesis, Others, products type Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Gastric Electric Stimulation (GES), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS), ... […]

  • Q+A: Why this Brookings expert took the VA to task over medical marijuana
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    We know that it can help with chronic pain, and so there are symptoms that veterans can benefit from. And a lot of veterans claim benefits from cannabis. But unfortunately, when you have a government that puts up bureaucratic hurdles, does not necessarily support research into medical efficacy and in ... […]

  • Close: Lady Gaga looked well rested as she stepped out hand in hand with fiancé Christian Carino ...
    on March 19, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Gaga is understood to have accepted his marriage proposal over the summer, but did not want to make an announcement as she was battling fibromyalgia, the chronic condition that resulted in her cancelling the final dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour in February. A statement released ... […]

  • When I think of an addict, I think of me
    on March 19, 2018 at 8:26 am

    This time last year, he didn't care if that hit of fentanyl killed him. There were times when he would have welcomed death. After several failed attempts at recovery and the break down of a relationship, the man whom we will call Andrew — the CBC has agreed to shield his identity — was suffering. […]

  • Global Gastroparesis Drugs Market 2021: All You Need To Know (Competitors, Regions, Growth)
    on March 19, 2018 at 7:51 am

    There has been moderate growth in the global “Gastroparesis Drugs Market” in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.54% between 2017 and 2021. APAC, Europe, North America, ROW likely to have quite high penetration rates and easily accessible facilities. The Gastroparesis ... […]

  • Opioid Epidemic Starts With Corrupt Doctors
    on March 19, 2018 at 6:45 am

    ... senators John McCain and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017, which would require medical professionals to only prescribe opioids as treatments for acute pain in quantities less than or equal to seven day, non renewable supplies –– except when treating chronic ... […]

  • Trump's sick answer to opioids: cops and jails
    on March 19, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Drug executives, of course, claim there's nothing wrong with their products--and it's true that millions of people with chronic pain find relief when such drugs are prescribed and managed appropriately. But there's plenty of evidence that drug companies marketed prescription opioids in a way that directly ... […]

  • 7 celebs with rare diseases
    on March 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

    By drastically changing her diet to a raw vegan one, she was able to alleviate many of the symptoms associated with the disease. Speaking to Forks Over Knives, Williams stated that “chronic health conditions can be demoralizing and limiting. However, you have to see the glass as half full and always ... […]

  • Considering end-of-life care
    on March 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

    This denotes a death that is expected due to the progress of a pre-existing chronic disease. Again, the level of medication should be adjusted according to the person's wishes. I will always remember one of my special patients in long-term care. His desire was to have his family around him until the end ... […]

  • Opioids might not treat pain better than Tylenol, UMN study says
    on March 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Opioids may not treat long-term, chronic pain more effectively than non-opioid medication, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association earlier this month, suggests doctors may want to limit opioid prescriptions when ... […]

  • Springfield's First CBD Store Gaining Popularity
    on March 19, 2018 at 2:26 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There's now a new way in Springfield to help treat anxiety, headaches, and pain. Springfield's first CBD store, CBD American Shaman, created a lot of curiosity among residents. Hemp oil, or CBD, is the non-psychotropic extract of the hemp plant. Some customers said they use it for ... […]

  • Vermont's Opioid Crisis: Progress and Outlook for the Future
    on March 19, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Dr. Stephen Leffler: Opioids are a specific class of pain medications that block some pain receptors in your body, so they're very effective at managing acute pain. People may be prescribed an opiate if they have a broken leg, or after surgery, or sometimes they're prescribed opiates for more chronic and ... […]

  • Feinstein Institute discovery promises improved diagnosis and understanding of endometriosis
    on March 19, 2018 at 12:56 am

    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which endometrial-like tissue from the uterus or womb grows outside the uterus, typically in the abdominal cavity or on internal organs. Patients often experience significant pain and discomfort. Endometriosis may even ... […]

  • Headache on the Hill 2018 – How You Can Get Involved Now
    on March 19, 2018 at 12:11 am

    The chronic pain and opioid crisis is the single most costly US health problem ever – costing more than a trillion dollars per year. According to AHDA Leave Behind, thirty percent of Americans have pain most days and more than 115 Americans die every day due to opioid-related overdoses. To solve ... […]

  • Queensland Bauxite Ltd (ASX:QBL) Half Year Report
    on March 18, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    ... Israel, for the formulation of a unique medical Cannabis drug delivery system: CannTab Therapeuticals, Canada, for the rights to exclusively manufacture and distribute throughout Australia and Asia their exclusive pharmaceutical grade GMP (XR) CannTab pills for many illnesses such as chronic pain ... […]

  • Trump's plan to combat opioid crisis calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers
    on March 18, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Trump has mused openly in recent weeks about subjecting drug dealers to the “ultimate penalty.” His three-part plan includes multiple steps to raise awareness, cut the illicit drug flow and expand proven treatment options. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller prescribed for sever and chronic pain. […]


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