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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday-Newsday #81

It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The featured blog post this week is both fun and practical: Fashion advice from ‘What Not to Wear’ co-host Clinton Kelly for women who live with chronic illnesses like RA. There’s no reason we have to wear sweats all the time, and Clinton gives us some fantastic tips you shouldn’t miss!

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. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!

If you have not yet written a letter of support for AB 369, the important Pain Medication Bill on the Governor’s desk, please click HERE to get the details on what to do. Please do not hesitate! We need to join together and act as quickly as possible - he could sign or veto the bill at any time before September 30.


No matter what we do, fear and pain are part of life. But the Grinberg Method - which is taking off in Berlin - says we should focus on fear and pain rather than avoid them.

A Good Day and a Good Cause for a Massage: 
Massage Envy Holds ‘Healing Hands for Arthritis’
Any day is a good day for a massage. Some days, and some reasons, are even better than others. On September 19, as part of "Healing Hands for Arthritis", Massage Envy clinics throughout the nation are donating $10 from every massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage therapy can help you or a loved one relieve the pain and swelling caused by arthritis. It can also help improve flexibility and circulation and reduce stress and anxiety. To schedule an appointment, contact your local Massage Envy clinic.


You can visit the website to get important information on NSAID use and more by clicking HERE

New research reveals that, in some patients, continued opioid analgesic use after surgery has relatively little to do with the actual pain. Psychological distress and potential for substance abuse may be important risk factors. However, the actual message of this study may not be what the researchers intended.



‘What Not to Wear’ co-host Clinton Kelly shares his fashion tips for women who live with chronic illness - the article is particularly focused on rheumatoid arthritis, but it’s helpful for those of us with other chronic conditions, too. 

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