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A Pained Life: Fruitcake? Ah Nuts!

Many years ago I baked a fruitcake as a Christmas gift for my sister’s mother-in-law. I put a lot of care into it. The ingredients were somewhat costly, at least for someone on disability income, took a good amount of…

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Can Ibuprofen Help You Live Longer?

The secret to a longer and healthier life could be tucked away inside your medicine cabinet. Researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging say regular doses of ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter pain reliever, extended the lifespan of yeast,…

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Kerry Smith

My Story: What Doctors Don’t Tell Us

If I said to you that you have a tool, deep down in your body and soul, that could help you get off most if not all of your narcotic pain meds, would you try it? It’s not a get…

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Fewer U.S. Teens Abusing Painkillers

The abuse of prescription painkillers by American teenagers has fallen sharply in the last year, according to a nationwide survey that also found teenage use of alcohol and cigarettes at their lowest levels since 1975. The annual survey by the…

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