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Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be… Read More »

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Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

A recent study has linked a common prescription drug that people with arthritis use to relieve pain and inflammation to a heart valve problem. New research suggests that the pain reliever celecoxib may raise the risk of heart valve disease. The drug, which has the generic name celecoxib and the brand name Celebrex, belongs to… Read More »

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18 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat to Reduce Pain

Green and black tea Eskymaks/Shutterstock Tea is rich in antioxidants or flavonoids, which may protect against cell damage that can worsen conditions such as arthritis. Research shows it also contains a chemical that fights inflammation, so consider swapping that morning cup of joe for a green tea instead. Broccoli s_derevianko/Shutterstock This vegetable contains vitamins C… Read More »

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