Today my featured subjects are Pain News, Tips for Caregivers of those in Pain, and Osteoporosis.
A Reminder: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 30th. See the information below.
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WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, meds, etc., in anything I post nor can I guarantee that they are all effective, especially not for everyone. I always include the citation, source, or website so you know where it came from. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10am to 2pm
The purpose of this event is to provide a place to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs safely and responsibly. To find a location in your area where you can bring your meds, go HERE
I talked at length about proper medication disposal in the last installment of my Rx Safety series a few weeks ago. If you missed it or want to read it again, go here: Medication Safety: A Clean Sweep (part three)
Government Unveils National Plan to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse and Announces New Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Long-acting Opioids
New issue of the Pain Community News
Published by the American Pain Foundation, this newsletter includes articles on: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a Social Security benefits advocate speaks out, Getting a better night’s sleep, Tips for explaining your pain to others, and much more:
*FOR CAREGIVERS OF THOSE IN PAIN
Women Taking Calcium Supplements May Risk Heart Health, Researchers Say: Authors urge further studies, getting calcium from food instead of pills