Tag Archives: Pain

Got pain? Get better sleep

The cell phone blares out reveille. Your eyes open reluctantly and you realize it’s morning, having only gone to bed four hours earlier because of a late-night party. You creak out of bed to ready yourself for work, arthritic joints hurting much more than usual. A painful day lies ahead even after taking ibuprofen. Does… Read More »

Viewpoints: Americans Are Incredibly Careless With Guns; Efforts To Curb Opioid Crisis Leave Patients In Pain

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The New York Times: Surprise! It’s Not Guns, It’s The …  Perhaps you missed it, but this week the House of Representatives held its first hearing on gun violence in eight years. I know, I know. You’ve had a lot to keep track of, what… Read More »

Managing pain after surgery

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction.… Read More »