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How to View Pain Differently

This week I have one article I want to share with you about pain. This article has an interesting outlook on how we as a society view pain and how changing that perspective could positively affect the opioid crisis. Below you’ll find this article and my thoughts on its implication. Disclaimer: The views and opinions …
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Do You Remember When?

This article was written for and published by WorkersCompensation.com on July 11, 2019.  Let’s go down memory lane… I remember laying down to take a nap during long trips in the floor of my parent’s car, over the transmission hump, because of the low hum, slight vibration and warmth. I also remember sitting on the pull …
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Health and Fitness go Hand-in-Hand

This week I want to share two articles about fitness and how it impacts one’s health. The first article is about the potential power a push-up has on determining one’s health. The second article is a study of how many steps we need daily to see significant health benefits. Below you’ll find these articles and …
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The CDC’s View on Opioids

This week I want to share two articles regarding the CDC and opioids. The first article is about a recent clarification to the CDC’s 2016 guideline for prescribing opioids that has become necessary due to how the guidelines have been used. The second article showcases provisional numbers that suggest drug overdose deaths will fall in …
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Supporting Good Physical and Mental Health

This week I have three articles I want to share with you. The first article states that many employers are not prepared to help their employees with mental health conditions. The second article is about how negative thoughts can impact our bodies and increase pain. The third is a study that examines how people use …
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Every Road to Recovery is Unique

This week I want to share two articles about recovering from an illness or injury. The first article lists five myths many employers may have about returning to work after a disability and how it affects their company. The second is written from the viewpoint of a physical therapist and what she has learned in …
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The Many Ways Stress Affects Our Bodies

This week I want to share two articles that focus on stress and the incredible impact it has on our bodies. Both relay how stress directly correlates to disease and illness. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed below are those of Mark Pew, Senior …
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Both NFL and Colorado Rethinking Marijuana for Pain Management

This week I want to share two articles about the continued connection in the social consciousness of prescription opioids and medical marijuana. The first article is about a new law regarding cannabis just signed into law by the Colorado governor. The second article is about the NFL looking into allowing players to use marijuana medicinally. …
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Pain Management Has Many Options

This week I want to highlight two articles about pain management. The first one reviews how opioids are being addressed with federal employees. The second article provides an outline of why non-pharmacological approaches to treating pain need to be considered. Below you’ll find these articles and my thoughts on their implications. Disclaimer: The views and …
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A Happy, Healthy Life Starts With You

This week I want to share two articles about being a happy and healthy you. The first article discusses ways to wire your brain to have happy thoughts and focus less on the negative. The second article is about self-care and how one woman is practicing self-care every day in her journey of recovery. Below …
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