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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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Does Your Doctor Give You Inferior Treatment Because You’re Obese?

Evidence suggests that overweight people face discrimination because of their weight.One in three Americans is obese, and that number has been steadily growing. Doctors face difficulties in treating patients who are overweight, as sometimes...

Cyberhugs: Easing the Isolation of Chronic Pain

Online forums offer much needed virtual support.By Margaret JaworskiWhen she received an invitation to participate in an online workshop for chronic pain sufferers, Karin Becker eagerly registered for the six-week program sponsored by a...
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Chronic Pain Sufferers: Take Heart!

Five tips for sharing the love, and keeping pain at bay.Love is in the air and you are hoping for a romantic evening with your significant other? But are you stressed that your chronic...
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The Power of Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. ... Or can they?Research from the Friedrich Schiller University Medical School in Jena, Germany found that pain-related words activate the limbic-brain complex,...