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Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

208 New Pain-Related Laws Across U.S.

As most chronic pain patients are well aware, both federal and state governments across the U.S. are looking for ways to curb prescription drug abuse. While their motives may be noble, sometimes their actions have unintended consequences. Too often laws intended to make it more difficult for abusers to gain access to narcotics end up also making... Read moreChevron
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Teri Robert

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine and More - Looking Around HealthCentral - July 29, 2014

Most people who read this have migraine or anther headache disorders or care about someone who does. Reading and learning about our migraines and headaches is one of the keys to managing them.   Another key to managing our migraines and headaches is remembering to manage any and all health issues we may have, especially conditions that tend... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

Pseudodysphagia: The Fear of Choking

Pseudodysphagia is the fear of choking. Those with this phobia are often afraid of swallowing, but not because of the process of swallowing. Instead, they are afraid that swallowing will lead to choking. The fear of swallowing, phagophobia, is different. Pseudodysphagia can become so severe that it causes malnutrition and malnourishment,... Read moreChevron
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Jerry Kennard

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Chartered Psychologist

Dad is Depressed: What to Do?

There may be a time when it falls on your shoulders to help your father out with his depression. Depending on your relationship you may find it either easier or harder to convince your dad it’s time to seek help. It may be easy if your dad is looking for help and trusts you to provide it or it may be harder if they can’t look beyond... Read moreChevron
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Christine Kennard

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Caregivers Can Help Reduce Agitation In Alzheimer’s Patients

Agitation can occur at any point during Alzheimer’s but is the most difficult for caregivers to manage in the mid to later stages. When we see someone with Alzheimer’s in an agitated state we have to remember there can be a number of overlapping causes. Their physiology (the way our body parts function), their mental state as well as... Read moreChevron