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Early-Life Pain , neonatal pain, inflammatory pain, Hippocampus, intake of food , eating behavior, Marise Parent, Anne Z. Murphy , Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU

Early-Life Pain May Lead to Obesity Risk, Especially in Females, Study Finds

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Inflammatory pain at birth changes how the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with memory and eating behavior, works later in life, and this pain also causes adult rats to eat more frequently and in larger amounts, according to a study by Georgia State University and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

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Antepartum, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Physical Therapy

New Guideline on Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy – Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy Presents Evidence-Based Recommendations

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition that causes pain and physical impairment, most frequently during the antepartum (before delivery) period. A new guideline for evidence-based physical therapy practice for PGP during pregnancy appears in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, official journal of the Section on Women's Health (SOWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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pain, Chronic Pain, Opioids, Psychological Care, Psychological Services, acceptance and commitment therapy, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, transitional pain service

Vulnerable, at-Risk Chronic Pain Patients Taper Opioids Successfully with Psychological Tools

Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids.

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Bidmc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, photophobia, Parasympathetic, Sympathetic, Emotions, Colors, Migraine

Study: Exposure to Light Causes Emotional and Physical Responses in Migraine Sufferers

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This research found that light makes migraine headaches more painful and induces negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations. Laboratory studies identify previously unknown connections between nerve cells in the eye and neurons in the brain that regulate physiological, autonomic, endocrine and emotional responses. These findings offer promising path forward for researchers in treatment of migraines.

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golf, stretch, Health, Back Pain, tips, Back Injury, Summer

Don’t Putt Your Way to Back Pain This Summer

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Warm weather and golfing go hand in hand. This summer, the American Chiropractic Association offers back injury prevention tips for the avid golfer

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Study Links Sleep Patterns with Pain Persistence After Pediatric Surgery

About 20 percent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated with greater next-day pain intensity over four months after surgery.

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yoga alternative medicine, yoga, Low Back Pain, Low Back Disorders, Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain

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UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

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Opioid, Overdose, Medicaid, Chronic Pain

In Medicaid Patients, Fatal Overdose Risk Rises with Opioid Dose and Sedative-Hypnotic Use

Among Medicaid patients taking opioids for chronic pain, the risk of fatal overdose rises steadily with daily opioid dose, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Opioid, Opiod Pain Medications, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Trump, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Addiction, Overdose

Opioid and Addiction Specialist Comments on Trump’s Opioid Commission

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Physical Therapy, Musculoskeletal, Engineering, Textiles, Core strength, Back Pain

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