Perfecting Pain Management for Better Living

(DGIwire) – Pain is arguably the most common of all health complaints, with the discomfort usually short-lived. For many, however, pain is not easily reduced or eliminated. Insights on this dilemma were recently provided by Dr. William H. McCarberg, a founding member of the Chronic Pain Management Program at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, and voluntary assistant clinical […]

20 Simple Ways to Get Happy!

(DGIwire) Want to take control of your mood and improve your health? Here are 20 simple things you can do to immediately start the day off right, turn a frown upside down and start kicking up your happiness quotient. Practice mindfulness. Laugh out loud. Watch Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live, The Marx Brothers, Howard Stern—whatever […]

Hiring a Lawyer: Start Off Right

(DGIwire) When consumers become legal clients for the first time, they are usually presented with a version of a fee agreement that is completely new to them, full of concepts that are unknown and unfamiliar. Even movies and television, which often portray unrealistic pictures of what lawyers do, never bother discussing the employment contracts between […]

When Life Hurts: Chronic Pain and the Quest for Less-Addicting Opioids

(DGIwire) – Pain is arguably the most common of all health complaints, with the discomfort usually short-lived. For many, however, pain is not easily reduced or eliminated. Insights on this dilemma were recently provided by Dr. William H. McCarberg, a founding member of the Chronic Pain Management Program at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, and voluntary assistant clinical […]

Helping to Lower the Risk of Tainted Prescription Drugs

(DGIwire) — Point, click, purchase: people do it all the time for books, plane tickets and just about everything in between. Many also now buy their prescription drugs online through a national pharmacy chain or mail-order program offered by their health insurance provider. The challenge is the host of illegitimate sites that are selling prescription […]

Tips for Coping with Life Transitions

(DGIwire) — You get a new job or find yourself unemployed, find a new girlfriend or boyfriend, get married or divorced, have a child, retire…  All of these life transitions have one thing in common; they can all totally disrupt your regular routine, especially when it comes to diet and exercise if you’re not prepared.  […]

Habits: Who Needs Them?

(DGIwire) – We all develop habits, good or bad, whether we like them or not. Habits are trained into us through those that influence us through our observation and relationships.   Countless habits are formed throughout our lives. There are those good habits, like thinking kindly, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and veggies.   But then […]

No More Stiff Upper Lip for Back Pain Sufferers

(DGIwire) — Chronic lower back pain has become a common complaint. Does this mean we should just resign ourselves to a stiff lower dorsum and keep a stiff upper lip? The answer is no, because when back pain becomes constant, it can lead to serious consequences. Since chronic lower back pain is difficult to diagnose and […]

Proactively ‘Planting’ an Effective Anti-Counterfeiting Measure

(DGIwire) – By 2015, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) expects the value of counterfeit goods globally to exceed $1.7 trillion. That’s more than two percent of the world’s total current economic output. In a CNNMoney report, Jeffrey Hardy, head of the anti-counterfeiting program at ICC, says the counterfeiting business is exploding—and it goes way […]

Hang the Law: In Art Galleries

(DGIwire) — The law is a beautiful thing. Ask any law professor and you will hear that the law is a beautiful thing. Law students who are paying attention will agree the law is a beautiful thing. So what’s the problem? Janet Sobel, attorney and author of Litigation – Insult to Injury: What Judges and […]

Skip Water: Eat Fruit to Hydrate

(DGIwire) — Have you ever noticed feeling refreshed and more hydrated following times when you consumed fruits and vegetables or wonder why this might happen even when you were regularly drinking adequate quantities of pure water? For a very long period of time during our evolution almost everything we ate contained a very high percentage of […]

Lab Automation: Charting New Territory

(DGIwire) — Medical laboratory test results provide physicians with vital information needed for accurate diagnosis, treatment and monitoring patients. According to R&D, a leading trade magazine that follows news and trends in the medical research industry, an estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and […]

A New Medical Thriller Is a Health Book in Disguise

(DGIwire) — When respected surgeon and faculty member of the University of California San Diego Medical School, Dr. Kelly Parsons, penned his first novel Doing Harm, Stephen King tweeted that it was “the best damn medical thriller” he’d read in 25 years.   Surprisingly though, for those who’ve read it, many actually call it the “best […]

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