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Should You Take Pain Medication?

While Helpful, Pain Medication Can Have Adverse Effects Pain is something that most people will face at one time or another during their lifetime. Chronic pain (defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks) affects an estimated 20 percent of the United States population or 50 million people. Unlike acute pain that typically lasts for a short period following …

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What to Avoid When Taking Pain Medication

Pain Medication Should Never Be the First Option Living in chronic pain is something that far too many Americans face regularly. Chronic pain is any type of pain or discomfort that lasts more than three months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of chronic pain is estimated to be anywhere from 11 percent to …

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How Do You Know Stem Cell Claims Are for Real?

There is Plenty of Misinformation Spread About Stem Cells Stem cell therapy is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about forms of regenerative medicine – and for a good reason. Time and time again, research shows that these small but mighty cells can help the body regenerate and heal from within. Stem cells can treat hip pain, protect against age-related …

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How Do You Know if You Need Surgery?

Patients Should Learn as Much About Their Surgery as Possible Being told you need surgery of any kind can be unsettling, to say the least. Whether you’ve had it in the past or this is your first time, chances are you have a lot of questions. Unfortunately, medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, resulting …