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  • The online sleeping specialists suggest that the best natural sleep aid is melatonin — a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland that helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Does it hold up? Let's examine the facts about melatonin for back pain and sound sleep.

  • For the first time, a digital pill has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Equipped with an embedded sensor, it alerts your doctors when your medication has been taken. This technology is intended to help limit threatening emergencies that can transpire when patients skip their medication, however, it may raise some privacy concerns.

  • While there is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, treatment aims at relieving pain and swelling while keeping joints working to prevent further damage. Let's discuss what those treatments are.

  • Painkillers are supposed to kill your pain—but do they? Statistics show that an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids. Roughly 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide and out of that number, 2.1 million of those people are suffering from substance abuse - and were initially prescribed these prescription narcotics for the sole purpose of pain relief. From 1999 to 2015, over 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. So how can you manage the debilitating pain without opening the door to possible opioid addiction or worse, death?

  

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