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Using a Pain Diary

Chronic pain can inhibit the quality of life of an individual significantly and establishing patterns between triggers that worsen or lessen pain can be difficult. A pain diary to record these patterns and triggers can be useful to improve control of pain management.

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New insights about the 'extra' heartbeat in some people

New insights about the 'extra' heartbeat in some people

Mindfulness helps people to deal with physical pain and negative emotions

Mindfulness helps people to deal with physical pain and negative emotions

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Social media users most misinformed about vaccines

Social media users most misinformed about vaccines

Scientists use toxin from rattlesnake venom for chronic pain

Scientists use toxin from rattlesnake venom for chronic pain

NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

Drinking cocoa could relieve peripheral arterial disease

Drinking cocoa could relieve peripheral arterial disease

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

New ligament repair procedure shows promise to relieve wrist pain, restore function

New ligament repair procedure shows promise to relieve wrist pain, restore function

Loyola Medicine expert detects and treats abdominal aortic aneurysm

Loyola Medicine expert detects and treats abdominal aortic aneurysm

Novel formulation allows use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to control neuropathic pain

Novel formulation allows use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to control neuropathic pain

Cocoa consumption may improve walking performance in peripheral artery disease patients

Cocoa consumption may improve walking performance in peripheral artery disease patients

Forgiveness combined with acetaminophen can alleviate social pain

Forgiveness combined with acetaminophen can alleviate social pain

Light touch on the skin loses its pleasure in people with migraine

Light touch on the skin loses its pleasure in people with migraine

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Creating a better future for victims of child abuse and neglect

Creating a better future for victims of child abuse and neglect