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Get To Know Your Neighborhood Budtender

Behind every counter at L.A.’s medical marijuana dispensaries is an expert who knows what strains are best for pain relief and which brownies best quell nausea caused by chemotherapy. These experts are called “budtenders,” and their profession is a new career choice, whether they’re stocking the shelves and studying labels,...

Shedding Light On Migraine Headache Relief

Despite decades of research, migraines are often not well controlled with medication. For those prone to this type of debilitating headache, it sometimes seems nothing can stop the pain and the sensitivity to light. But what if light itself was key to their relief?

Is far infrared heat really the best form of a sweaty detox?

2 weeks agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Clear skin, pain relief, and improved mood are just some of the reasons why this on-the-rise therapy has devotees all hot and bothered.

Heated Massaging Knee Pain Reliever provides a quick relief

It is inevitable – all of us do happen to grow old sooner or later, and there is no such thing as a fountain of youth, no matter where you have read that before. In other words, as parts of our body starts to creak here and there, you can be sure that aches and pains will be a regular part of life, too. So much so that it might...

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Try Self-Care Steps for Relief From Hemorrhoids

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Every few months, I develop hemorrhoids that are quite painful, but, after a few days, they seem to go away on their own. Is there a way to avoid getting them altogether? Do I need to see my doctor the next time the hemorrhoids return? ANSWER: Hemorrhoids are quite common, and they […]

Top NFL doctors set up conference call with marijuana advocates

For months, Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has been advocating for the NFL to change its marijuana policy, to open the door to research the drug’s possibilities for pain relief. Finally, it appears the NFL is willing to listen. In a profile of Monroe by Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, it’s mentioned that a…

Relieve Your Neck Pain With These 30-Second Stretches

Looking for a quick neck pain relief? Check out this video which could solve all your aching neck problems! Quick... The post Relieve Your Neck Pain With These 30-Second Stretches appeared first on Lifehack.

What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl, is a synthetic opiod type analgesic invented in 1959 but introduced only in the 1990s for palliative pain relief in terminally ill patients. It is 80 to 100 times more active than morphine and about 40 to 50 times stronger than heroin (diamorphine). It also goes by the anem of fentanil, Sublimaze, Actiq, Durogesic, […]

When it comes to your health care, buyer beware

A good friend of mine recently found herself between jobs, with a gap in her health insurance and a recurrence of her kidney stones. What she needed were fluids and pain relief, fast. I’m a gastroenterologist, and hoping to minimize the financial impact, I went with her to our local ER and had a conversation […]

Big Pharma in the Crosshairs: Senator Seeks Fed Investigation of OxyContin Long-Term Pain Relief Claims

Purdue Pharma claims the drug is effective for 12 hours. The LA Times just reported that it isn't. Now, Sen. Ed Markey wants the feds to take a look. A U.S. senator has called for a federal investigation of Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer...Show More Summary

The Painkillers That Could Actually CAUSE Chronic Pain

Long-term effects of short-term pain relief could be startling. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" 

Why taking morphine, oxycodone can sometimes make pain worse | Science | AAAS

There's an unfortunate irony for people who rely on morphine, oxycodone, and other opioid painkillers: The drug that's supposed to offer you relief can actually make you more sensitive to pain over time. That effect, known as hyperalgesia,...Show More Summary

Super-Simple Exercises To Ease Constipation

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Constipation often causes difficulty or pain when you go to the bathroom — and to make matters worse, it can be an, ahem, uncomfortable subject to discuss, making relief even more elusive. The good news is that doing everyday thingsShow More Summary

Opioids Often Ineffective for Low Back Pain

last monthHealth : Well

The magnitude of relief did not reach the level the researchers defined as clinically effective, little different from drugs like aspirin.

How the "Patch" Workout Aids in Pain Relief

By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode six of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally with the help of the Egoscue Method. Severe or chronic pain affects nearly 50 millionShow More Summary

Use of arthroscopic hip surgery way up, but patient selection important for good outcome

For patients with serious, ongoing hip pain, sometimes surgery is their best bet for relief. Given the choice between minimally invasive hip surgery and total hip replacement, most patients would choose the less invasive procedure, often done on an outpatient basis. Show More Summary

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery on the Rise, but Study Shows It May Not Be the Best Choice for Patients with Arthritis

The use of arthroscopic hip surgery for pain relief has increased dramatically in the past decade. A study looking at patient data bases in Florida and California finds it may not be the best option, especially if a patient has arthritis or is over 60. Many needed a hip replacement within two years.

Supercharge your garden with this miracle ingredient -- Savings Experiment

Did you know: Epsom salt can be your garden's greatest ally? You can easily find this miracle ingredient at your local pharmacy for about $4 for a 3-lb bag. While it's typically used for pain and stress relief, it's the magnesium found...Show More Summary

Prince’s Overdose, Pain Relief, Fascia, And How They’re Connected

According to an article in ProHealth, approximately 15,000 Americans die from overdoses of prescription narcotics annually. In Prince’s case, a prescription for Percocet proved his downfall. He obtained the prescription for legitimate...Show More Summary

Boost Around Town with This 3D Printed Bicycle Assist

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[MechEngineerMike]’s bike boost is just a pleasure to look at, and, we’re certain, a relief to use. While it’s not going to rocket you down the street, it will certainly take some of the pain away. (Just like the professionals!) It’s one thing to design a device that can fit one bicycle. Show More Summary

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