Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are: “I am Too Young for This Waiting Room” by Jasminne Mendez and “A Pained Life: Spring Cleaning” by Carol Levy.
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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!
*OBAMACARE - News you *need* to read
“Even though insurers will be forbidden to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, they could subtly discourage the enrollment of sicker patients by limiting the size of their provider networks... (and keep them away from doctors with whom they have established relationships of specialized care)...”
It requires clearly visible marking on each patch with the drug name and strength in long lasting ink, to help reduce the risk of accidental exposure
Groundbreaking pain study finds how the body responds to traumatic injury with the development of a surprisingly long-lasting opioid mechanism of natural chronic pain control
The body’s own pain-quelling system may be at the root of chronic pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a new study in mice
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
FDA issues final guidance for mobile medical apps on your smartphone - Learn what those apps can do for your health by going HERE
FDA Launches System to Label Medical Devices: Goal is to improve patient safety, identify items for recall and prevent counterfeiting
*SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
Boy, 15, donates bone marrow TWICE in one year to cure his twin brothers suffering from the painful disease sickle-cell anemia
*COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME / RSD
In the issue: Returning to school can be safe for students with CRPS, Use it or lose it: The “stress loading” program, Paintings for Pain event honors the life and memory of Maria (Mary) Lane, and more
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
by Jasminne Mendez
by Carol Levy