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Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies

By CASEY ROSS @byCaseyRoss, MAX BLAU @maxblau, and KATE SHERIDAN @sheridan_kate,MARCH 7, 2017Illustration by MOLLY FERGUSON FOR STAT They’re among the nation’s premier medical centers, at the leading edge of scientific research. Yet hospitals affiliated with Yale, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and other top medical research centers also aggressively promote alternative therapies with little or no scientific backing. They offer “energy healing” to help treat multiple …

24 Self-Care Tips For Anyone Living With Chronic Pain

We asked members of the Buzzfeed Community who deal with chronic pain to share the little ways they take care of themselves. Here’s what they had to say. FYI: These aren’t meant to be a substitute for medical advice; they’re tactics that have worked for others and might work for you, too. Be sure to check with your doctor …

Parkinson’s Drug Could Treat Patients With Chronic Pain

A key region of our brain’s reward circuit can be rewired by chronic pain, according to a new study. Although only demonstrated in mouse models of disease so far, encouragingly the study found that a combination of two FDA-approved drugs was able to restore harmony in this region and reduce the animals’ symptoms. The discovery could …

18 Charts That Will Help You Sleep Better.Try to sleep in a position that minimizes your chronic pain, if you have any.

Jenny Chang 1. Figure out exactly how many hours you should get. sleepfoundation.org Read about this in more detail at The National Sleep Foundation. 2. Know your stages of sleep, and plan your sleep schedule around them. healthcentral.com You don’t want your alarm to go off when you’re smack in the middle of deep sleep. From Health Central. 3. Try …

4 Clues You Are A Woman With Asperger’s

Ninety percent of Asperger diagnoses are for boys. Not because girls don’t have Asperger’s, but because it’s so much harder to identify in girls that they go largely undiagnosed. I didn’t know I have Asperger’s until my son was diagnosed. Asperger’s is a developmental disorder–often associated with Silicon Valley as the “Geek Syndrome“–that’s almost impossible to …

17 Things People With Chronic Illness Mean When They Say ‘I’m Tired’

By Erin Migdol Everyone has said “I’m tired” at one point or another. But those deceptively simple words can have so many meanings. Without knowing the extent of the exhaustion someone with chronic illness is feeling when they say they’re tired, people may think your “tiredness” can be cured by a nap or early night, like theirs, not understanding the support …

To The Husband Whose Wife has Chronic Illness

When he married his wife, Cory Huff knew she had been suffering from Neurocardiogenic Syncope since her childhood. My wife has had a chronic illness called Neurocardiogenic Syncope since she was just 12 years old. It causes her to pass out or become very weak several times each day. We’ve been married for over a decade. …

This Recipe! Heals Knee, Bone and Joint Pain

Like any machine, over time our bodies wear down. Joints are especially susceptible to wear and tear because of the movement and pressure that are necessarily applied to them. Joints are where two bones meet. They are connected with ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to each other and the surrounding muscles. The knee joint is the …

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