October 1, 2015

Breaking News

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Tinnitus

New research from Georgetown University and Germany’s Technische Universität München has found a relationship between chronic pain and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. The review, published last week in the journal "Trends in Cognitive Sciences," could help in the development of therapies for these two conditions, which so far have been difficult to treat.

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Pain Treatments

Off-the-Shelf Solutions

It’s no secret that spending extra time outdoors engaging in physical activities can do wonders for your health and mood. However, depending on the activity, the additional stress on your joints and muscles caused by increased activity may leave you with aches and pains that can really put a damper on your enjoyment. Check out these four over-the-counter pain relievers to help you manage pain while you’re having fun.

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Pain Conditions

All Headaches Are Not Created Equal

Most people have headaches at some point in their lives. Doctors have identified 200 different types of headaches, and the proper treatment depends on which type you have. Most headaches are relatively harmless, but some can be debilitating or may point to serious or even life-threatening underlying conditions. Fortunately, there are several measures you can take to treat the most common headaches, and certain “red flags” can help you recognize when you need immediate medical attention.

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Featured Recipe

Chicken with Apricot Sauce

Continue the taste of summer with a delicious apricot sauce. Though the fruit is fresh in the U.S. from May to August, it is also good canned, and the potassium, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and fiber are just as present.

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Featured Definition


The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four main ligaments that stabilize the human knee. The ACL, located in the middle of the knee, keeps the tibia (shin bone) from sliding in front of the femur (thigh bone). The ACL can be injured by a hard impact on the side of the knee (as […]

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