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Things NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

Just the right words can help ease someone's chronic pain.Of course you mean well. You see a friend or family member who's suffering from chronic pain and you want to offer advice and encouragement....
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10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

When your loved ones are feeling the pain, they are simply not themselves. Follow these tips to help take the best care of them, without straining your relationship. 1) Keep communication open. Perhaps the most important...
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Four Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

How one husband learned how to be a better caregiver to his wife during her fight against breast cancer.In her fight against breast cancer, my wife, Marsha, was sliced with a scalpel, poked with...
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Talking to Kids About Your Pain

Here are 6 ways to start and keep the conversation going: If you're a parent living with pain, it's easy to clam up around your children about how much and why you hurt. But that's...
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Going to the Max

A father fights for his son and other kids facing cancer

The Emotional Pain of First Responders

Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa DavisIn the wake of this week's tragic events, the Boston bombings and the Texas fertilizer...

Courage by Design

A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret JaworskiWhen Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled to control her emotions, to stay calm and project strength....

The Power of Pushy

Standing up for yourself can improve your pain, here's how to do it.Making the most of the time you have with your doctors and other healthcare providers is one of the most powerful ways...