It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The featured blog post this week is “Back to School: Special benefits for children of the chronically ill” by Lisa Copen of RestMinistries.com. Lisa says, “If you are a mom or dad with a chronic illness and you want to jump up and down with joy that your child is heading back to school ... you don’t need to feel guilty about it." It’s a piece that’s particularly timely now that September is just around the corner.
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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!
In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief...
Caught in the Crossfire: Florida’s Seniors are forced to do the ‘pharmacy crawl’ for their legal pain prescriptions
The CDC is urging Persons with Chronic Pain Conditions who are aged 47-67 to be screened for the Hepatitis C Virus
Although *all* Americans born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened for the virus, it is extremely important for those with Chronic Pain Conditions who may have received transfusions, injections, acupuncture, or other invasive medical procedures but were never specifically tested before...
So many scientific studies are making incorrect claims that a new service has sprung up to fact-check reported findings by repeating the experiments.
*ARTHRITIS: ARTICLES WHICH CONNECT DIFFERENT TYPES
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Shingles Vaccine May Be Safe for Those on Biologics: More research is needed; the vaccine is not currently recommended for this population
Two new studies show a possible connection between smoking and the advancement of Psoriatic Arthritis and Axial Spondyloarthritis
No difference in death rates among patients exposed to common rheumatoid arthritis drugs: Study compares overall mortality in TNF inhibitors: Humira, Enbrel, and Remicade
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease: Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven
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by Lisa Copen of RestMinistries.com