Living with Pain: Collagenous Colitis and the Devil

It always comes with little warning, but even when I recognize the Klaxon has sounded it may already be too late. And too late is out of the question. It’s not really a “question” though — it’s a condition over…

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Marijuana Rated Most Effective Alternative Treatment for Pain

Medical marijuana has been rated the most effective alternative treatment for relieving chronic pain, according to the results of a new survey that also gave high marks to massage and chiropractic therapy. The most widely used non-drug alternative treatment –…

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Childhood Trauma and Adult Pain: Is There a Connection?

Seven out of 10 women with chronic pain report having one or more incidents of childhood trauma, according to the results of a survey that found nearly half the women had experienced emotional abuse as children. The online survey of…

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Woman Suffering From Stomach Ache

FDA Approves New Constipation Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication for opioid-induced constipation (OIC), a common side effect for patients who take narcotic pain relievers. The drug, known generically as naloxegel, will be sold under the brand name Movantik….

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Your Pain is Your Fault: What Women Are Told by Their Doctors

“There’s nothing wrong with you.” “Your only problem is that you’re fat and lazy.” “You’re too pretty to be sick!” “You brought this on yourself. Your pain is your fault.” These are some of the surprising, disturbing and bizarre things…

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