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Medical Testing In Women: A Matter Of Life And Death

The gap in earnings between men in women is well-publicized. While any form of discrimination based on gender is unacceptable, a woman earning 77 cents to a man’s dollar is not going to kill her. There is, however, one area in which gender inequality may cause thousands of deaths annually: [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:34:17-07:00September 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medical Testing In Women: A Matter Of Life And Death

5 Reasons Pain Patients Should Consider Becoming A Weekday Vegetarian

With more and more food products that mimic the taste and texture of meat, becoming a vegetarian is not as difficult as it used to be. Still, giving up burgers, bacon, and barbecue may not be easy for everyone. If you are considering eliminating meat, think about starting out as [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:34:42-07:00September 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 5 Reasons Pain Patients Should Consider Becoming A Weekday Vegetarian

How Can I Get Reasonable Accommodations For Chronic Pain?

Working with chronic pain can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be impossible. As a chronic pain patient, you are entitled to certain reasonable accommodations depending on your disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and subsequent amendments in 2008 (ADAA). What is a disability? Under the ADAA, the [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:35:02-07:00September 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How Can I Get Reasonable Accommodations For Chronic Pain?

Finding Health Inspiration On Social Media

Making big life changes, like becoming healthier, can be overwhelming. Tell your friends you’re trying to lose weight, and you’ll be immediately bombarded with a dozen (sometimes contradicting) suggestions. Mention to your family that you want to focus more on fitness, and you’ll get another flood of contradicting advice. There [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:35:05-07:00September 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding Health Inspiration On Social Media

Support Pain Research And Awareness On International Day of Charity

Tomorrow is International Day of Charity, an opportunity to support and promote the charities that further research and treatment for chronic pain. Here are some of our favorite charities that are making a difference in chronic pain. American Chronic Pain Association The American Chronic Pain Association has a two-pronged mission: [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:35:09-07:00September 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

7 Positive Portrayals Of Disability In Pop Culture

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.” Martina Navratilova Tennis great Martina Navratilova had it right: disability is a matter of perception. The only problem is, what if everything we see regarding people who have different abilities is negative? [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:35:14-07:00September 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Positive Portrayals Of Disability In Pop Culture

10 Ways To Get Involved During National Pain Awareness Month

September is National Pain Awareness Month. Chronic pain is considered an “invisible illness”; those who have it may exhibit no signs of illness or disability. Because their pain is not readily apparent, chronic pain patients may face discrimination or get snide comments or looks. National Pain Awareness Month seeks to [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:35:43-07:00August 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways To Get Involved During National Pain Awareness Month

September Chronic Pain Review

September. Even as the days get shorter and summer wanes, September is a time of new beginnings. New school year, new schedules, new season. September is also Pain Awareness Month, and during this month we focused on new ways to cope with chronic pain, involving the whole family and exploring [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:49:34-07:00September 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on September Chronic Pain Review