The news subjects today are Chronic Pain, Rx News, and Osteoarthritis. The final category is Chronic Pain & Relationships and the piece by Bruce Campbell is titled, "Lack of Support: ‘My Family Doesn't Understand.’" Although it focuses on people who live with CFIDS & Fibromyalgia, the article can definitely be helpful for those with other chronic painful conditions.
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Pain: To fight epidemic of unnecessary suffering, Stanford University dean calls for major public health campaign
My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain Management v1.982 for iPhone Now Available - The latest version of 'My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain Management' (MPD) is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch. Created and actively maintained by a RSD/CRPS patient, MPD is an iPhone app that empowers patients of chronic pain and illness to document, track, report, and manage their condition.
Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence: Not only are most ineffective, some can interfere with other medications
Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in Hospital: Knee surgery associated with twice the risk compared to hip procedure
The high cost of failing artificial hips: Metal-on-metal hips are failing at high rates, sometimes crippling patients
*CHRONIC PAIN & RELATIONSHIPS
by Bruce Campbell of CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help