Keeping the ‘Memorial’ in Memorial Day

Today May 30th 2016 is Memorial Day.  While this federal holiday is looked at as a three-day weekend featuring retail sales and the start of the summer vacation season by many, we ask that you take a moment today to reflect on the enormous sacrifices made by the men and women who died in the service of our country’s armed forces. … Read More
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Assessing the Pain

Pain assessment is critical to optimal pain management interventions. While pain is a highly subjective experience, its management necessitates objective standards of care. Pain assessment for patients with muscle pain and arthritis is often done by using pain scales that allow the patient to describe the level of their pain. Once the level of pain is determined, an appropriate treatment or analgesic can be identified… Read More
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Chronic Inflammation and Illness

Is chronic inflammation hurting your health?  How can chronic inflammation be treated?  Are there dietary and fitness recommendations? “Inflammation is the root of chronic illness,” said Dr. Mark Sherwood who co-authored “Quest for Wellness” with his wife Dr. Michelle Neil Sherwood. “If you examine top medical journals right now, you would see that most, or even all of them, discuss ‘chronic systemic inflammation.’  This… Read More
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Kicking Away Bursitis and Tendonitis Pain

Bursitis and tendinitis are conditions that cause swelling around muscles and bones.  Salonpas sat down with Dr. David Blackmer, a Boise, Idaho-based podiatrist and foot doctor, Blackmer Foot & Ankle to learn more about these conditions and how to keep our feet and ankles pain-free and healthy: [caption id="attachment_1708" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. David Blackmer[/caption] How do people get… Read More
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Why Sitting is the New Smoking

Feeling healthy and proud to have kicked the cigarette habit, we now have something more to worry about out.  Researchers claim that too much time sitting in a chair – like most of us do in the workplace – could lead to an early death.  What’s worse, the Annals of Internal Medicine study says that even daily exercise may not be enough to counteract… Read More
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Salonpas Close-up with Mak Takano

[caption id="attachment_1692" align="alignleft" width="150"] Mak Takano[/caption] Mak Takano is a private trainer with a B.A. in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Redlands in California with over three decades of physical fitness training and Martial Arts experience.  Training professional athletes, Hollywood actors and people seeking better holistic lifestyle thru fitness. … Read More
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Integrative Pain Management Trend

A new trend in pain management is taking a holistic look at the patient with the option of trying a broad array of non-surgical techniques.  Meet Dr. Douglas Allen, a dual board certified doctor in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and interventional pain management whose New York Pain Medicine and Physical Therapy practice houses physical therapy, acupuncture and traditional pain management treatment options.   Dr.… Read More
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Check Your Symptoms to Find Best Product for Aches & Pains

When you are in pain, it is important to check your symptoms to find the best Salonpas® product for your aches and pains.  We invite you to use the online Salonpas® symptom checker to locate your aches and pains. Just hover over the affected areas and see our recommended products.  You can also browse through each symptom as well which includes… Read More
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Ending Chronic Pain

Are you experiencing pain for several months or longer?  If the answer is affirmative, you are a chronic pain suffer.  Chronic pain affects from 42 to 50 million Americans, according to the American Pain Foundation. What causes chronic pain, and what can you do about it? [caption id="attachment_1680" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.[/caption] For some people, their chronic pain… Read More
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Lyme Disease Flourishes in Warm Weather

As the weather gets warmer and gardening, camping and hiking become anticipated activities, ticks are ready to bite.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year which is spread by the bite of an infected tick.  People living or visiting in New England, the mid-Atlantic state and the Midwest are at… Read More
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