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  • Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs

    It’s important to take opioids exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should also take care storing and disposing of…

  • Shin Splints

    Shin splints describe a type of pain in your shinbone (tibia). They are often caused by overuse and heal within…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and…

  • Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain, whether caused by a specific injury or not, can be treated with active rest and range-of-motion exercises as…

  • Chronic Pain Medicines

    Chronic pain can last from 3 months to many years. Medicines to treat it include pain relievers, antidepressants, and…

  • Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it can cause sore muscles. This is common if you…

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009…

  • Prescription Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medicines

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines you can take for pain relief. They are often sold over-the-counter (OTC).

  • Prostatitis

    The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Prostatitis is inflammation of that gland. It occurs when the…

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. It can occur after an injury. It usually affects an…

  • Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

    Pain medicine is available in many forms. Some medicines are given before surgery to prevent pain. Other types are given…

  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time—months or even years. It can occur anywhere in your body and…

  • Headaches

    There are several different types of headaches. Migraines and tension headaches are the most common.

  • Pain Relievers: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over-the-counter pain relievers can help you manage aches and pains without a prescription from your doctor. There are several types…

  • What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when…