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5 Drug-Free Home Remedies For Pain

Feeling achy from a running injury? “Given time, your body will usually start to heal on its own,” says Lisa Callahan, MD, co-director of the Women’s Sports...

Why Widows Feel Less Pain

A new study suggests that the widowed do better with chronic pain than married people — or anyone else. When I was widowed suddenly at age 46, it was the...

Fast Relief For Back Pain

If you suffer from persistent aches and pains in your lower back, it may be of small comfort to know you're not alone. As many as 80% of adults in the U.S...

Medicine: Pain Relief's Founding Father

He uses an aluminum wrist cane to walk across the expansive living room of his Mercer Island, Wash., home. He walks surprisingly quickly, despite the ar thritis...

Medicine: Pain in the Foot

Foot doctors began to be called chiropodists in the 18th century — just why is not certain.* Down the years they have winced as though somebody had stepped on...

Neurosurgery: Electrical Relief of Pain

When pain becomes so severe that doctors call it "intractable," they mean that it cannot be controlled by any safe and simple dosage of drugs. Even the most...

Medicine: Pain Is Good

Father and mother were both delighted when the boy complained of severe pain in his right arm, and sometimes in the fingers of his right hand. This was just what...

Medicine: Hypnosis for Cancer Pain

To the lengthening list of conditions in which reputable medical men now believe that hypnosis may be useful, a psychiatrist last week added cancer. Dr. Jacob H...

Swimming: Formula: Hurt, Pain, Agony

Big Ten swimming is like Big Ten football, the best; and Indiana University's swimming team is the best in the Big Ten. Last week at Oak Park, Ill., the...

Medicine: Feeling No Pain

Many dentists have some such specialty as pulling teeth or straightening them. Washington Dentist Raymond Herndon, 36, specializes in jittery patients. More than...

Medicine: Pain Puzzle

The startling spectacle of the Indian fakir snuggled down on his bed of nails, or the martyr thrusting his hand into the flames, has often been explained by...

Medicine: Primitive Pain

In the hot & heavy debate over "natural" v. "painless" childbirth, the naturalist school has a pet argument: childbirth among primitive peoples, they contend,...

Medicine: Shot Without Pain

A painless substitute for the hypodermic needle was reported last week. The revolutionary gadget, called the "hypospray," is a kind of air gun that shoots an...

Medicine: Pain in the Neck

Chiropractors who will eventually read Dr. Samuel Sunny Hantlig's article in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association are certain to raise a...