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May 13, 2019

Bullying linked to student's pain medication use

In a school-based survey study of all students in grades 6, 8, and 10 in Iceland, the use of pain medications was significantly higher among bullied students even when controlling for the amount of pain they felt, as well as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Rheumatoid arthritis patients affected by disabilities well in advance of diagnosis

The results of the study, to be published in June in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggest that daily activities such as eating, dressing and walking are affected early in the course of the disease, and that most rheumatoid arthritis patients are affected by functional disability issues.

Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults

A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise.
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Reframing pain: Developing a healthy narrative for patients

As chiropractors, we have the tools and the understanding to “re-reframe” pain. To do this we must first un-blur the lines: Not all pain is the same. For a person who is suffering the agony of untreatable multiple myeloma gnawing away at their bones, opiates can be a godsend. Pain is the enemy. For a person who has sprained their ankle or “put their back out,” those same drugs can mark the beginning of the end of life as they know it – and the start of what will surely be a hellish journey of recovery from addiction. Un-resolving musculoskeletal pain isn’t the enemy, it is a flashing red light – something is wrong and it needs to be fixed. » Read more...

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