Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Chronic Migraine Impacts and Burdens the Entire Family

We often talk about the impact of migraine and chronic migraine on migraineurs, but we don't talk as much about the impact on families and relationships. In a very real way, when one member of a family has migraine or another disease, the whole family has it. That's doesn't necessarily mean that every member of the family literally has migraine... Read moreChevron
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

National Recovery Month 2014

As National Recovery Month draws to a close I wanted to review a critical book that I recommend all family members read along with Clean, the book I reviewed here last September.   Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffrey Foote, PhD, Carrie Wilkens, PhD, and Nicole Kosanke, PhD with Stephanie Higgs is in my... Read moreChevron
posted 09/29/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

New Restrictions on Hydrocodone Medications

On October 6, 2014 new federal regulations on drugs that contain hydrocodone will take effect. Under the new ruling, hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) will be reclassified from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II. More than 60 different products will be affected by this ruling. Two of the most familiar brand names are Vicodin... Read moreChevron
posted 09/28/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Massage Therapy improves Muscle Pain after Exercise

Tough workouts can leave you sore for days afterwards, so sore that walking, dressing and sleeping become difficult to do. Even the professional athletes cannot avoid the muscle pain that comes after strenuous physical exertion. But everyone can ease the discomfort with massage therapy.   Physical exertion causes muscle pain for 5 to 7 days... Read moreChevron
posted 09/27/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Easy and Accurate Diabetes Monitoring at Home Is Available

The A1CNow device is the easiest and most accurate way for those of us who have diabetes to check our key blood glucose level at home. But it still has spotty availability.     Chex Diagnostics, formerly known at Polymer Technology Systems, started shipping it six months ago after the company had purchased the A1CNow business from... Read moreChevron
posted 09/25/2014, comments (0)|

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