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Postpartum Depression Linked to Mom’s Recovery Pain After Childbirth

How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

What used to be defined as “opioid addiction” has now been classified as “opioid-use disorder,” a formal mental health disorder. Find out if you fall within the 11 criteria that help to determine if you have opioid-use disorder — and how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens

Opioids: Key Differences Between Physical Dependence and Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains the subtle nuances between physical dependence and addiction to opioids. In short: Physical dependence isn't addiction, but it can be part of addiction.

By Stephanie Stephens

You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea About RLS

Contrary to popular belief, restless leg syndrome does not occur during sleep, and it doesn't even affect just your legs. These facts may surprise you.

By Martin Reed

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Low Back Pain

It hurts when you lie down; it hurts when you sit; it hurts when you even think about moving. Is it connected to your RA — and what can you do to cope?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Do You Really Need to Treat Gout?

Get to know potential complications that can arise without lifestyle adaptions or medical treatment of this sometimes debilitating condition.

By Malaika Hill

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. What do yours tell you about your health?

By Eileen Bailey

Not Just Big Toes: Where Else Gout Can Flare

Painful gout flares can cause pain and complications elsewhere in your body. Learn how to recognize the symptoms.

By Malaika Hill

Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella. Here’s how to get rid of that pain.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.

The Great Kratom Controversy: What You Must Know Now

Is this botanical substance a dietary supplement — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens