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02 Nov
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, WPR News covered the Time to Intervene panel discussion, which dealt with the opioid epidemic currently affecting our state and our countyr. Listen as leaders discuss Wisconsin's Opioid Abuse Epidemic. http://www.wpr.org/listen/941606
02 Nov
The frequent bending, kneeling, stooping and reaching that are required  to create and maintain a beautiful garden can often leave your body with aches and pains, pulls andstrains. Raising your garden off the ground can be an easy – and visually appealing – solution, saving your body from unnecessary strain while adding a pop to your plants. Bale Out A straw…
02 Nov
A new study released in the journal Pain had some interesting findings about the state of pain in America. The research particularly concentrated on the socioeconomic groups that are currently experiencing the most severe pain, but it also delved into the overall state of pain in America. (Hint: It’s on the rise.) Study Overview The study,[1][2] completed by University at…
02 Nov
The national numbers on opioids are clear: Opioids are a dangerous drug with concerning risks and side effects. But what’s going on beneath those numbers, among the individuals currently taking opioids for chronic pain, is equally important. Specifically, how helpful do they find opioids in treating their pain – and what drawbacks are they seeing from prolonged use? A new…
02 Nov
Chickenpox has an evil counterpart in shingles, a much more sinister outbreak caused by the same varicella-zoster virus. Once the virus is in your system from a bought of chicken pox, shingles becomes a looming threat – especially later in life. And, to make it worse, the condition brings with it the possibility of long-term chronic pain, a condition known…
02 Nov
Pain and sleep are two things that, understandably, don’t go very well together. Whether it’s because of the pain itself, or the stress and worry that pain tend to cause, the detrimental effects on sleep are undeniable. Understanding the true state of sleep among pain sufferers – and what can be done to address it – may help everyone get…
02 Nov
The U.S. workforce participation rate (those employed or unemployed and seeking work) is declining – which could mean major economic and social issues for the country in the coming years – and pain has been cited as a major contributing factor. That’s according to as new paper by Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger, which was released this week in…
02 Nov
Grab your shovel, knee pads and trowel and start planting your way to a beautiful landscape. Most gardeners are used to adding a few (or a few hundred) bulbs to their gardens in fall. But fall is also a great time to add trees, shrubs and perennials to your yard. The soil is warm and the air cooler, so the…

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