It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The featured blog post this week is, “The Role of Tolerance in a Life of Chronic Pain” by Sue Falkner-Wood.
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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, 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!
A new study finds that one in four children suffer with chronic pain, prompting the World Health Organization to issue new guidelines for treatment options (video)
Cancer Kids: A new mobile app 'gamifies' cancer treatment for sick kids, helping them to fill out the necessary pain journals with a fun structure
More than one third of patients with invasive cancer are undertreated for their pain, with minorities twice as likely to not receive analgesics
*MILITARY VETERANS and CHRONIC PAIN
Many veterans of the conflict in Southwest Asia have attributed a range of undiagnosed or poorly understood medical problems to their military services. At issue is the eligibility of Veterans to claim VA disability compensation based upon those undiagnosed illnesses, and the ability of survivors to qualify for VA’s Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Under long-standing VA rules, any undiagnosed illnesses used to establish eligibility for VA benefits must become apparent by Dec. 31, 2011. The new change pushes the date back to Dec. 31, 2016. Veterans or survivors who believe they qualify for these benefits should contact VA at 1-800-827-1000 or click above.
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by Sue Falkner-Wood