Living With Chronic Conditions

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FDA Approves a New Painkiller Designed to Thwart Abusers

Tags: addiction, drugs, opioids, overdose, pain management, prescription drug, risk evaluation mitigation strategies (REMS), substance abuse

The FDA has approved a new painkiller, Targiniq ER, that includes an antagonist ingredient to counteract the narcotic agent if someone tries to crush it or dissolve the active agent to abuse it.


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Why You May Be Having Pain in Your Penis

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, penis, Peyronie's disease

There's several reasons why you might be feeling pain, ranging from skin disorders to penile cancer. Whatever might be the cause, be sure to see your doctor if your symptoms persist.


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Feel Your Best with Functional Medicine

Tags: chronic disease, functional medicine, health screenings

Been to the doctor, but still feel unwell? Try functional medicine. This approach treats the entire individual, rather than a cluster of symptoms.


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7 Tips to Keep Cool If You Have MS

Tags: heat, heat exhaustion, MS, multiple sclerosis

Some MS patients have problems with heat intolerance, so it's important to know what the possible heat sources may be, and how to keep yourself cool in hot and humid weather or while exercising.


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How You Can Stop Foot and Toe Fungus In Its Tracks

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, diabetes, feet, foot health, foot pain, foot ulcers

Foot fungus and fungal toenails are a serious annoyance, but they can also spread and become a health problem, especially if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. Learn what to do to treat them.


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If You Even Think You Have Asthma, Get Tested

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, asthmatic, breathing machine, exercise-induced asthma

If you have a lingering cough or cold, wheezing or shortness of breath, you may have asthma. It's a good idea to see your doctor, get tested and improve your quality of life.


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Hope and Help for Radiation-Damaged Hearts (Video)

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, coronary artery disease, Dr. Roselli, heart and vascular institute, heart video, heart videos, radiation, video, videos

Cancer patients who’ve undergone chest radiation therapy may incur cardiovascular damage that shows up decades later. Surgeons recommend multi-component procedures, or other therapies based upon each patient’s risk.


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Use Portable Test to Diagnose Your Sleep Apnea at Home

Tags: sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, sleep testing, study

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend a home-based test for obstructive sleep apnea in average people suffering from unexplained daytime sleepiness.


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You Can Manage Your Pain Without Medications

Tags: chronic pain, diet, exercise, medications, pain

Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.


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Shingles: What You Should Do If the Chicken Pox Virus Returns

Tags: chicken pox, pain management, shingles, shingles vaccine

Shingles. It comes from the same virus that causes chicken pox. Find out why it returns, particularly in people age 60+, and what to do if it does.