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Article ID: 576930

What Factors Affect Risk of Disability from Back Pain?

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Musculoskeletal pain, obesity, and smoking are among the factors associated with an increased risk of work disability due to low back disorders, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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18-May-2011 9:30 AM EDT
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    15-May-2011 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 576365

Peer-Reviewed Exercise Cures Rotator Cuff Pain and Disability

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

A yoga-based maneuver, reported in the peer-reviewed Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, relieves the pain of rotator cuff tear and restores range of motion during one short office visit. The subscapularis muscle takes over for the injured supraspinatus muscle in the rotator cuff. Symptoms usually almost completely disappear.

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2-May-2011 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 576797

Sickle Cell Anemia Drug Shown Safe and Effective for Infants and Toddlers, Improving Treatment Options

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The multicenter Baby HUG trial led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators shows hydroxyurea reduces the most common symptoms of sickle cell anemia in children, raising hopes the drug will ease complications and improve patient quality of life.

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13-May-2011 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 576802

Migraines, Neck Pain and Infant Colic are Among Conditions Helped by CranioSacral Therapy

Greenwich Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine

CransioSacral therapy safely complements the body's natural healing processes, and is increasingly used as a holistic health measure to address headaches, chronic neck or back pain and fatigue among other conditions.

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13-May-2011 8:00 AM EDT
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    12-May-2011 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 576758

Existing Drug Treatment Reduces Pain in Young Sickle Cell Anemia Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A cancer drug already used to treat adults and school-age children with sickle cell anemia is safe and significantly reduces pain and other complications of the disease in children as young as 9 months, according to a national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher.

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12-May-2011 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 576754

Higher Doses of Morphine Justified for Sickle Cell Patients

American Pain Society

A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that SCD patients clear morphine from their blood stream quickly and, therefore, require high doses to achieve optimal analgesia.

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12-May-2011 12:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 576574

Supply of Hospice Strongly Associated with Local Area’s Household Income

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Wealth, population size, race and age associate with the supply of hospice care available in a county, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management this month.

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9-May-2011 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 576557

iPads Help Reduce Pain and Anxiety in the Children's ER

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Nurses in the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital are pioneering techniques -- including the use of iPads -- to improve the patient experience by eliminating or minimizing pain.

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6-May-2011 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 576517

Actor Jerry Mathers Hosts Free Video to Help People with Diabetic Nerve Pain

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Actor Jerry Mathers is the host of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation’s latest patient education video and guidebook, Diabetic Nerve Pain: A Guide for Patients and Families. The video and guidebook are aimed at answering important questions for people who suffer from nerve pain due to diabetes and can be viewed and downloaded for free by visiting www.aan.com/patients. Printed copies of the guidebook and video may be purchased at www.aan.com/store.

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5-May-2011 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 576509

Over 3 Million Go to Hospitals for Headache Relief

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

More than 3 million Americans went to hospital emergency rooms seeking relief from headaches in 2008; 81,000 people were admitted.

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5-May-2011 2:00 PM EDT
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