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The Importance of Exercise for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Image Source: Unsplash When your body hurts for weeks, months, or even years after an injury, it can impact everything in your life — including your mental health. When you’re suffering from chronic pain, you’ll reach for any relief. All too often, doctors prescribe painkillers to treat the pain. But painkillers are highly addictive and […]

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Treating the Opioid Crisis in Rural America

Opioid Crisis Plagues Rural America Midwest BLOG – Addiction typically begins with a legitimate injury or pain that is then rectified by a dosage of painkillers provided by a physician. Once the patient has used the prescribed medications, they are often unintentionally addicted to the substances. When their supply ultimately diminishes, they begin controlling their […]

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Drug Prescriptions: Do You Trust Your Doctor?

by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Your doctor hands you drug prescriptions for a blood pressure and high cholesterol. But are they the right ones for you? You’re searching for a new primary care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name […]