Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are “Letting Go of Guilt”, “When Migraines Put Friendships at Risk” and “All Change! How to cope with pain and change."
Remember that even if a Featured Blog Post is written specifically with emphasis on one chronic pain condition, it may still have information and ideas which can help people with any type of chronic pain/illness. I always select posts which I think can provide help for the widest audience.
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!
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
This important video which stresses the need to develop a tool kit for living with chronic pain and depression and a safety plan.
Key genetic link discovered between four chronic pain conditions: IBS, musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain and dry eye disease
Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that jeopardizes their health: Lack of workouts increases the risk of chronic diseases
Engineer invents a way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body, paving the way for new 'electroceutical' devices to treat illness or alleviate pain
Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests: But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for pushy patients, survey found
Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in 1 Year: Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
*MIGRAINE / HEADACHE
FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines: Wearable Cefaly headband uses electrodes to stimulate nerve tied to the headaches
New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines: Two early trials show two experimental compounds reduced number of headaches for sufferers
Study Links Hormonal Contraceptive Treatment to Incidence of Thrombotic Events in Women with Migraine
Orthopedic surgeon treats migraine sufferers with unique procedure: Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) nerve block
*HIGHER EDUCATION: GOING TO SCHOOL WHEN YOU HAVE CHRONIC PAIN/ILLNESS
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
by Kerrie Smyres for Migraine.com
by Teri Robert
by Jan Sadler of PainSupport UK