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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday-Newsday #40

Today’s subjects are from these categories: WARNING: OTC Drug Alert, Pain Rx News, Patient News, Lupus, and Osteoarthritis. The final category is Planning to Help Manage Pain and the article is titled, “Surviving the Holidays: Give yourself the G.I.F.T. of a stress-free holiday.”

Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.

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, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee 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!
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*WARNING*: OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUG ALERT
*PAIN Rx NEWS
*PATIENT NEWS
*LUPUS
*OSTEOARTHRITIS
*PLANNING TO HELP MANAGE PAIN

2 comments:

  1. That article on atrophy was really interesting, especially because I just came across this trial earlier in the week, which is using a beta-blocker (propanolol) combined with a long-acting NSAID (etodolac) to treat cachexia in cancer patients: http://www.asco.org/ascov2/Meetings/Abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&confID=74&abstractID=49474
    Propanolol helps to regulate stress hormones, so it would seem like a highly useful treatment for cachexia/atrophy/"wasting" that accompanies chronic inflammatory disease. Thanks for posting these news updates!

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  2. Megan,

    I'm so glad that you've found something helpful and interesting in the articles I chose this week! I always hope I'll find a study or a medication or a treatment that a patient out there needs to learn about to make their life better.

    Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for the comment - you made my day!

    Blessings,
    -Shannon

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