Sorry for the late post, but the long weekend slowed down my news sources. Let’s get right into it... our subjects this week are Pain Awareness Month, Chronic Pain News, Pain Rx, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Osteoporosis. The final category is Chronic Pain & Relationships and the article is entitled, “My Partner was Just Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness ... Now What?”
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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!
*SEPTEMBER IS PAIN AWARENESS MONTH
Visit the American Pain Foundation website to learn how you can help raise awareness on the issue of chronic pain in the world. Together we CAN make a difference!
1) Attend the APF Facebook campaign event HERE
2) Add your Voice! Upload your video, photo or written response describing what YOU could do ‘If you lived in a world with less pain’ to the event page. Watch the video about it HERE
3) Spread the word! Find out how by scrolling down the Awareness page to step three HERE
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
The search for a killer: Millions of people live with chronic pain. Could a new range of analgesics offer hope at last?
(Note from Shannon: I do aqua running/fitness and it helps me tremendously. My physical therapist says it's great for many chronic conditions, so consult your doctor to see if it's right for you. I couldn't live without it!)
*CHRONIC PAIN & RELATIONSHIPS