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How Digital Technology is Helping Patients Manage Chronic Pain

Digital apps have long existed to help people lose weight or track exercise, and now, developers are providing new high-tech ways for those living with chronic pain to track key measures of their conditions.

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Colin Campbell at his home in Covina, Calif., on Dec. 18, 2017. Campbell was diagnosed with ALS eight years ago. He has Medicare due to his disability but can't use it for home care and instead is paying $4,000 a month for that service. His adjustable wheelchair allows him to recline, which makes breathing easier. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Il

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair.

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Chronic Disease Care: Why Family Caregivers Feel Left Out

People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without traditional family caregivers.

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Everyday Chemicals Linked to Chronic Disease in Men

Phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used in common consumer products, such as food packaging and wrappings, toys, medications, and even medical devices.

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Can Staying Active Help Prevent Chronic Pain?

Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain.

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How to get rid of that nagging chronic pain

More than 100 million people in this country have pain that won’t go away. Many of these chronic pain sufferers fail to get relief from pills, shots and even surgery, while others temporarily trade the pain for side effects such as drowsiness or digestive problems.

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