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24-30 July is National Pain Week

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Pain: An Introduction

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.
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Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is related to injury to or dysfunction of the nervous system. It does not help protect from injury like physiological pain.
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Lower Back Pain (Video)

The lower back is probably the most common spot where people experience pain. Dr Joe Kosterich talks about low back […]

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Blood Glucose Control (Blood Sugar Levels)

Our blood glucose level, or blood sugar level, is the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose levels are measured most commonly to diagnose...