The news articles today are on these subjects: Chronic Pain, Patient News, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Military Veterans & Chronic Pain. The final category is Traveling with Chronic Pain. The American Pain Foundation features information this week on how to plan ahead and make your travel experiences easier and more comfortable.
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Life, in Pain: A six-part Series on Chronic Pain in Women who are Finding Help with a Mind-Body Approach - Jenni Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com examines the 6 most common conditions: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Vulvodynia, TMJ dysfunction and Interstitial Cystitis.
FDA Seeks to Get More Women Into Trials of Medical Devices: One study found women accounted for only one-third of those in major trials
New survey of surgeons finds many fail to discuss their patients' wishes in case the operation goes awry
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*MILITARY VETERANS & CHRONIC PAIN
Learn more about the film and see a trailer HERE
Healing the chronic pain & disability of muscle loss injuries in the field of duty by regrowing tissue using pig’s bladders being studied
Making a Difference in the Lives of Soldiers With Illness, Disability, and More: ‘The Healing Our Heroes Network’ Ministry Program
*TRAVELING WITH CHRONIC PAIN
This 24-page booklet with basic travel and safety information including steps to take before you leave, ‘Dos and Don’ts’ during your trip, issues specific to airport security checkpoints and other modes of transportation, travel must-haves including a personal “less pain” travel kit and other travel-related resources
U.S. Travel and Safety Administration has information on Traveling with Hidden Disabilities and Medical Conditions
Addtional Travel Resources -contact information for agencies and organizations you might need