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New Pain Management Techniques are Key to Solving the Opioid Epidemic

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The United States is facing a critical public health issue of poorly managed pain. Inappropriate prescribing for pain and non-prescription use of opioids has resulted in a crisis of epic proportions. Overdoses, fueled by opioid use, are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old — killing roughly 64,000 people in 2016.…

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CA Health Officials Warn About Cell Phone Radiation Headaches and Other Symptoms

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With the use of cell phones increasing dramatically, especially among children and young adults, California public health officials are issuing a warning about cell phone radiation, or radio frequency (RF) energy, and its impact on our health. Why Health Officials Are Concerned About Cell Phone Radiation While research and science around RF is still evolving,…

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Say What? Research Shows Migraines May Actually Protect the Brain

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A migraine is a lot of things to a lot of people, but a brain protector? No way, right? Wrong. One researcher in a review published in the journal Headache, offers an entirely different explanation for what a migraine is. Dr. Jonathan M. Borkum of the University of Maine says, migraines are a protective mechanism meant to…

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The Connection Between Leaky Gut and Migraine Headaches

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There are many triggers and causes of migraines, but none have been so unexpectedly fascinating than the new relationship scientists have just discovered — one that involves our bacteria, health, and bowel function. Researchers say a condition called “leaky gut” — in which the bowels malfunction and increase the intestinal permeability of bacteria or toxins…

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4 Bad Habits That Make TMJ Pain Disorders Feel Even Worse

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Many of us have a habit or two we’d like to give up — but don’t. But what if your habit was affecting your health? For those who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, some bad habits may be causing increased TMJ pain. The following are some of the worst habits for those…

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4 Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

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All people who suffer from daily aches, headaches and migraines deserve to have their pain managed appropriately. But, what if pain patients didn’t need the class of medications, known as opiates, to achieve a normal level of function? Better yet, what if opioids didn’t exist at all? In December 2017, President Trump declared a public…

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4 Rare and Dangerous Migraine Complications

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A severe migraine isn’t just a headache. A true migraine emergency can lead to life-threatening complications — especially if the migraine is not diagnosed or treated aggressively. Most people with migraines get so used to tolerating their pain that they forget how dangerous the condition is. (RELATED: Extreme Cold Linked to Migraines) The truth is…

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Extreme Cold Linked to Extreme Migraines

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How lucky are we? We live in Southern California, where the sun always shines and the temperature is always warm (sometimes too warm). (RELATED: Smartphone App Predicts How Weather Can Affect Your Health) Our comfortable climate makes a life a tad easier for people who suffer from chronic migraines and headaches. But for those who…

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Drinking Water, Eating Won’t Prevent a Hangover, Say Scientists

It’s a trick many people swear by after a night of heavy drinking: Drink lot of water and eat some food before going to bed to avoid a hangover headache. But does it work? Researchers say not necessarily. A hangover study shows that this strategy really offers no guarantees that your head will be clear…

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What’s Causing My TMJ Pain?

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Routine visits are paid to ear, nose and throat specialists, gynecologists and even dietitians but a trip to the dentist tends to make many fearful. Whether it’s due to childhood fears or developed adult anxiety, dentists have been given a bad rap. Unfortunately, this aversion to getting regular dental check-ups can lead to all sorts…

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