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Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Score One for Chronic Pain Patients!

Since the FDA approved Zohydro ER last October, there has been a storm of controversy. Zohydro ER is an extended-release version of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone.   On the Plus Side   Zohydro ER provides three potential benefits previously unavailable to pain patients in the U.S. It is the first single-entity form of... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

FDA Approves Convenient Opioid Overdose Antidote

The number of opioid overdose deaths has been rapidly increasing over the past two decades. According to the Center for Disease Control over 37,004 died in 2010 compared to 16,489 in 1999. In order to curtail these alarming figures, lawmakers have tried a “war on drugs,” public health education campaigns, and stricter prescribing laws.... Read moreChevron
posted 04/06/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Could Fibromyalgia Be Caused by a Virus?

Fibromyalgia was originally thought to be a rheumatological problem, possibly in the arthritis family, because patients primarily complained of painful muscles. Then more recent research seemed to indicate that it was more of a central nervous system problem involving pain amplification.   But what if fibromyalgia is actually caused by a... Read moreChevron
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Low Back Pain Flare-ups Happen

Has your back pain suddenly increased lately? Is the back pain more intense or different than before? If so, then you might be experiencing a pain flare-up. The normal day-to-day pain is what you expect and live with. But when a flare-up happens, the pain suddenly goes to entirely different level.   When this pain event happens, the first... Read moreChevron
posted 03/25/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

FREE: Spring Devotion Book for People Coping with Chronic Pain – March 22, 2014

Spring is officially here. To celebrate this season of new beginnings, authors Celeste Cooper and Jeff Miller will be giving away free copies of the Kindle version of their new book Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain, Spring Devotions on March 22, 2014.*   Although this is a Kindle (digital) book, don't worry... Read moreChevron
posted 03/22/2014, comments (0)|

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