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“Oms” Replace Opioids
Doctors are looking for ways to treat chronic pain without opioids. Two approaches -- yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy -- show promise.
A New Pathway to Safer Opioids
The routes that opioids take in the brain point the way to creating non-addictive drugs that retain their pain-killing properties.
Cancer Patients Who Keep Marijuana Use a Secret
Some cancer patients use pot to ease symptoms, but many don’t tell their doctors about it -- even though It can interfere with treatment.
Prostatitis Pain? Try Acupuncture
Prostatitis is painful, and acupuncture has been found to offer lasting help. It eases other painful conditions, too.
Give Lonely Seniors Opportunities to Socialize Ahead of Meds
Lonely seniors are more likely to feel depressed and anxious. That's why social interactions can often help them more than medications.
It's not yet clear why people tend to underestimate women's pain, but they do. Men are offered painkillers; women, therapy.
Blue Collar Jobs Pose High Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Factory, warehouse and construction workers are more at risk for CTS than office workers. Watch for tingling and numbness in your hands.
Complications Linked to Painkiller Use Later in Pregnancy
The FDA is warning women that taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy can harm their unborn babies' kidneys.
Lean into Pain
Chronic pain can lead people to avoid exercise, but that can create a vicious cycle that makes their pain worse. A change of mindset helps.
Help for Aging Joints
There's no cure for osteoarthritis yet, but one antioxidant compound eased knee pain and the need for meds in OA sufferers.
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