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The World of
Chronic Pain

More than 125 million Amercians are suffering.

Diseases &
Conditions

These conditions can cause a world of pain.

Medications
& Treatment

Be sure you know the cautions and side effects.

Help &
Support

Finding help is not always simple for those in pain.

Safety &
Prevention

These tips can help prevent a lifetime of pain.

News &
Issues

Up-to-date news on pain-related issues.

Latest Headlines

The latest news articles on these topics that are of interest to chronic pain sufferers.

News and Issues

FDA Weighs Use of Antidepressants for Kids
Parents of children with depression must sort through an emotionally charged controversy in deciding on treatment: Do popular adult antidepressants sometimes increase the risk of suicide when they're given to kids?

Firepad Software
Firepad Software develops instant method to deliver news to drug and medical community via hand-held devices.

Laughter Therapy
Steve Roye develops laughter therapy software to measure effects laughter has on healing.

Anesthesiology Expert Speaks Out on Malpractice
Dr. Stirt can not only tell you if you have a case but also how best to structure it, based on a detailed medical review.

Medicare Reform Act of 2003
On December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. This legislation provides seniors and people living with disabilities with a prescription drug benefit, more choices and better benefits under Medicare, the most significant improvement to senior health care in nearly 40 years.

Home Equity Loans
If you're disabled and desperate for money and own your home, it's likely to be your greatest single asset. Unfortunately, if you agree to a loan that's based on the equity you have in your home, you may be putting your most valuable asset at risk.

Americans With Disabilities Act
The purpose of the ADA is to prohibit discrimination due to disability in employment and in programs and services provided by state and local governments, private companies, and in commercial facilities.

Malpractice
Each year the odds of bringing a successful malpractice suit to conclusion decrease as it becomes more difficult to find doctors who will testify against other doctors.

The Drug Enforcement Agency
The Drug Enforcement Agency is anathema to both doctors and patients when it comes to chronic pain.

The Dangers Of Acetaminophen Overdose
Acetaminophen is the ingredient in Tylenol. It is used as a buffer in many pain medications. What all the advertisements and few doctors tell you is it can kill you.

Warnings About Doctors
The shortage of physicians specializing in pain treatment means the wait to see one can be months.

History Of Opium And Morphine Laws
As patent medicines such as Laudanum were developed and widely sold in America, concern about the addictive properties first began to surface.