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Caregivers Face Real Health Risks: Here’s What You Should Know

Caregivers Face Real Health Risks: Here's What You Should Know | NVCPC.com

Helping the 100 million people living with chronic pain are an estimated 42.1 million caregivers, who in their supportive efforts are themselves at risk for injury leading to chronic pain, according to researchers at Ohio State University’s (OSU) Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Here’s what you should know. What are caregiver health risks?  The research from Ohio State […]

What Is Stress, And Are You Suffering From It?

What Is Stress, And Are You Suffering From It? | NVCPC.com

We talk a lot about stress in our culture. Many people are feeling the effects of stress-related illnesses. Our jobs and even our families can cause stress in our lives. But stress sounds like such a nebulous concept. What is stress for one person is not at all for another. Here’s how you can figure […]

Take Small Steps For Big Changes In 2019

Take Small Steps For Big Changes In 2019 | NVCPC.com

It’s that time of year again: time to come up with a New Year’s resolution. Setting a goal can be a great way to make positive changes in your life. However, actually carrying out those goals once the daily grind has stripped away your motivation is an entirely different story. By looking at what science has […]

Adding Last-Minute Holiday Cheer To Your Season

Adding Last-Minute Holiday Cheer | NVCPC.com

It’s the very last minute, and in all of the gift-buying, gift-wrapping, teacher-gifting, and holiday dropping-in, you realize that your own home is, well, less than festive. Never fear. There are a few last minute touches you can add to make your home and your holiday merry and bright. Candles There is something about a […]

7 Cold Weather Tips For Diabetes Patients

7 Cold Weather Tips For Diabetes Patients | NVCPC.com

For people living with diabetes, cold weather may make it more difficult to maintain regulated blood sugar levels. Frosty temperatures stress the body, and that stress frequently causes blood sugar levels to rise. Don’t despair—knowledge is power. And with that in mind, we’ve collected some cold weather tips for diabetes to keep you healthy all […]

How To Get The Support You Need Over The Holidays

How To Get The Support You Need Over The Holidays | NVCPC.com

The winter holidays can be a joyful time. Family comes from near and far, and there are plenty of opportunities to gather with friends. Food from many traditions graces the table, and games and gifts are plentiful. For many people, there is nothing quite like the beauty and fellowship of the holidays. For others, though, […]

How To Reduce Pain At Work With Ergonomic Equipment

How To Reduce Pain At Work With Ergonomic Equipment | NVCPC.com

Long days spent in an office chair can intensify the effects of chronic pain for some people. Fortunately, awareness around the issue of helping employees manage chronic pain is growing, and so are the possible remedies available. Chronic pain results in an estimated $61.2 billion in lost productivity annually, estimates the American Chronic Pain Association. Conditions associated with that […]

How To Get Better Sleep

How To Get Better Sleep | NVCPC.com

Good sleep is important to our physical health and mental well-being, and can actually decrease your pain levels. Here are a few ideas for you to implement in your daily routine to have get better sleep. Try supplements Melatonin is a hormone that occurs naturally and is typically produced throughout the day to help us […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving And Gratitude Every Day

Celebrating Thanksgiving And Gratitude Every Day | NVCPC.com

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to relax with family and friends, eat delicious food, and express gratitude for all the good things life sends our way. Gratitude comes into the spotlight on Thanksgiving, but the habit of being grateful for life’s abundance has been shown to improve people’s […]

What Are The Links Between Substance Abuse And Pain?

What Are The Links Between Substance Abuse And Pain? | NVCPC.com

Medical professionals are understandably worried about the direct mental effects of substance abuse and overuse on our mental health. However, there can be long-term effects, some of which can lead to higher levels of pain. What are the links between substance abuse and pain? There are several concerns when it comes to substance abuse and […]