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Opioids: Physical Dependence or Addiction?

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Cannabis for Chronic Pain: Get the 411 on Medical Marijuana

Is medical cannabis really effective for chronic pain? The short answer: Yes. Here's what you should know.

By Lauren Arcuri
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Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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From a Doctor's Perspective: The Opioid Crisis in the Office Setting

The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Busting Myths About RA Pain and Opioids

Learn the truth behind the myths and stigmas around opioid painkillers and rheumatoid arthritis pain.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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People With Chronic Pain Talk About Opioids

News coverage of the opioid crisis rarely includes the voices of Americans who rely on these prescriptions for chronic pain. Here's what they have to say.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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10 Surprising Facts About RLS

Restless legs syndrome doesn't only occur during sleep, and it affects more than your legs. Learn 10 surprising facts about this condition.

By Martin Reed
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NBA All-Star Grant Hill’s Video Interview on Opioids

Grant Hill discusses how he avoided using opioids post-surgery, and the other options available, in a video interview

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10 Non-Tech Ways to Manage RA

Maybe you’re not tech savvy, or maybe you just want a break from technology for managing your RA. We’ve got you covered with these non-tech tips.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.