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Prepared Patient: When Pain Doesn't End
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | July 19, 2011 | Health Behavior News Service
At 24, Teresa Shaffer, began a decades-long journey through chronic pain, eventually receiving a diagnosis of degenerative joint disease. Although she was wheelchair-bound at one point, today, at 47, through water therapy, medication, exercise, counseling and perseverance, Shaffer is able to walk on her own and manage her pain'as well as serving as an advocate for other pain patients. Kelly Young has suffered constant pain from her rheumatoid arthritis for the last five years. A mother of five, 46-year-old Young copes with her illness with a mix of medications, grit and advocacy work.

1st Person: Pain: a Constant Companion
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | July 19, 2011 | First Person
Teresa Shaffer has suffered from chronic pain from degenerative joint disease since she underwent six months of bedrest during her third pregnancy.

Taking a Closer Look at Chronic Pain
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | August 11, 2011 | Conversation Continues
This June, an Institute of Medicine report estimated that chronic pain affects 116 million Americans. Here, Tara Parker-Pope, Maia Szalavitz, and Elizabeth Cohen offer their perspectives on the findings. Kelly Young, RAWarrior, adds her personal experience, too.

Prepared Patient: Getting the Right Help for Acute Pain
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | September 22, 2011 | Health Behavior News Service
Whether caused by injury, surgery or a toothache so bad it slams you awake in the middle of the night, acute pain is difficult. Receiving prompt and helpful treatment can make all the difference in the world. But lack of care or inadequate care means that the acute pain may develop into chronic agony.

1st Person: Acute Pain: Sudden Impact
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | September 22, 2011 | First Person
Dr. Jan Adams has had more than her share of painful experiences. A retired general practitioner and mother of two who practiced 'womb-to-tomb' medicine, she conducted humanitarian work around the world, notably with medical clown Patch Adams (no relation).

Prepared Patient: When Pain Doesn't End
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 29, 2011 | Health Behavior News Service
At 24, Teresa Shaffer, began a decades-long journey through chronic pain, eventually receiving a diagnosis of degenerative joint disease. Although she was wheelchair-bound at one point, today, at 47, through water therapy, medication, exercise, counseling and perseverance, Shaffer is able to walk on her own and manage her pain as well as serving as an advocate for other pain patients. Kelly Young has suffered constant pain from her rheumatoid arthritis for the last five years. A mother of five, 46-year-old Young copes with her illness with a mix of medications, grit and advocacy work.

1st Person: Pain: a Constant Companion
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 29, 2011 | First Person
Teresa Shaffer has suffered from chronic pain from degenerative joint disease since she underwent six months of bedrest during her third pregnancy.

Prepared Patient: Getting the Right Help for Acute Pain
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 30, 2011 | Health Behavior News Service
Whether caused by injury, surgery or a toothache so bad it slams you awake in the middle of the night, acute pain is difficult. Receiving prompt and helpful treatment can make all the difference in the world. But lack of care or inadequate care means that the acute pain may develop into chronic agony.

1st Person: Acute Pain: Sudden Impact
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 30, 2011 | First Person
Dr. Jan Adams has had more than her share of painful experiences. A retired general practitioner and mother of two who practiced 'womb-to-tomb' medicine, she conducted humanitarian work around the world, notably with medical clown Patch Adams (no relation).

Latest Health Behavior News
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | February 12, 2013 | Health Behavior News Service
This week in health behavior news: Effects of deployment on those left behind | Commuting style linked to weight gain | Drugs for fibromyalgia may do more harm than good | Accidental poisonings leading cause of deaths at home

Why Everyone Deserves Palliative Care
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | July 16, 2013 | Richard Besdine
Life is full of surprises, but statisticians tell us that most Americans who make it to age 65 can expect to live to almost 85, and about 1 in 4 will live past 90. Unfortunately, because palliative care is a relatively new specialty, it is often misunderstood by patients, families and even some physicians.

The Tightrope of Chronic Illness
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | August 8, 2013 | Danea Horn
In the most recent newsletter, I talked about wanting to trade bodies with someone...just for one day. This way they could tell you just how freaked you should be about the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Bearing Witness
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | August 12, 2013 | John Schumann
I was naive when I decided to enter medicine. My impressions then were that doctors always “did” stuff—for patients, and to patients. We would do stuff to you (examinations, blood tests, scans, surgeries) in order to help you.

What Would the Car Mechanic Say If You Didn't Look Sick?
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | September 30, 2013 | Kelly Young
Imagine you take your car to a mechanic and he says, "Your car looks fine to me. The paint is still shiny. It's not very old." It just wouldn't happen. So why would a doctor say to someone with rheumatoid arthritis, "Your hands don't look too bad"...

A Doctor's Dilemma of Prescribing for Pain
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | October 14, 2014 | Kenny Lin
I have complicated feelings about prescribing for chronic pain. On one hand, I recognize that relieving headaches, backaches, arthritis and nerve pain has been a core responsibility of the medical profession for ages. On the other hand, deaths and emergency room visits from overdoses of prescription painkillers have skyrocketed. I believe that addiction is a disease. So why do I find my patient's lies so hard to forgive?...