Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are “Why catastrophizing sucks. PLUS: A challenge (for you and me both!)”, “What It’s Like to Take a Vacation While Chronically Ill” and “Self-compassion: NOT some psychobabble feel goody thing.”
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!
*UPDATE ON MENINGITIS OUTBREAK FROM CONTAMINATED Rx
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Education, Patient-Focused Approach to Treating Chronic Pain Are Keys to Preventing Opioid Abuse, Say Experts, Patients
Flotation therapy: Spending time in a dark tank of warm salt water might sound a bit wacky, but converts say there are plenty of mental and physical benefits
Arthritis patients are taking too many painkillers - raising their risk of internal bleeding, heart attack and stroke, U.K. report finds
Not all Osteoarthritis Patients Reported Pain; Women reported more pain than men, Pain was greater in those who were older
Physical therapy for hip osteoarthritis does not appear to provide greater improvement for pain or function
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
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.
by Jenni Prokopy, editrix of ChronicBabe
by Toni Bernhard
by Dr. Laurie at Creaky Joints