Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Post this week is, “Decisions, Decisions” about planning and pacing when you live with chronic pain, from the PainSupportUK newsletter by Jan Sadler.
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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. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
*MENINGITIS OUTBREAK NEWS
Advocates call new NY law targeting painkiller abuse a national model, but critics call program unwieldy and unhelpful
New Legislation Aims to Limit Cost of Certain Drugs: The Patients' Access to Treatment Act (PATA) would cap payments for “specialty tier” drugs, including biologics
Is Too Much E-Communication Swamping Doctors? In survey of VA docs, 30% said they'd missed patient test results
U.S. Doctors Slow To Adopt Electronic Health Records: Despite incentives, just 1 in 6 uses the new technology, study finds
*FEMALE PAIN CONDITIONS
Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery: Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found
Chronic Pelvic Pain patient tells of recovery & healing with the new wearable therapeutic ultrasound device, PainShield® MD (click to watch 10 minute video)
New Pelvic Pain Diary by KevMed Will Help Chronic Pelvic Pain, IC, and IBS Patients Take Charge of Their Condition
Chronic Pain in Women: video overview of the types of pain of most relevance to women from 2011 Stanford Women's Health Forum lecture
Study Seeking Patients: Medtronic Initiates Landmark Study Of Neurostimulation Therapy For Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Spine zapper 'fixes' backs: New device using high-frequency electrical pulse to revolutionise back pain treatment
*FEATURED BLOG POST
from the PainSupportUK Newsletter by Jan Sadler