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Kids Pain Resource – PainBytes

There’s a great new pain resource developed in New South Wales specifically for kids, parents, siblings and carers to help understand and manage children’s pain. It is fantastic to see this sort of material being developed by the Pain Management Network.  PainBytes is the specific project addressing pain in young people and it is much […]

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Recent Improvements in Pain Services In W.A.

I’ve just been reading the 2013 Painaustralia Annual Report and I am particularly impressed by the list of achievements for Western Australia. This list below represents a huge amount of work by a lot of people over several years.  Many of those people are doctors and specialists who are working hard to improve the services […]

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Pain Week Events in Perth This July

The Pain Sucks Campaign Chronic pain is no fun, but a campaign by Pain Information Initiative (Pi2) is aiming to sweeten the message a little. Look out for the “Pain Sucks” lollipops in venues around Perth and follow the ribbons to their Facebook page for more information –  www.facebook.com/PainInformationInitiative. Pain Week Events in Perth This July […]

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One Day Pain Conference In Melbourne – 1 April 2012

If you are part of a family where pain management is a big issue you might be interested in a one day conference that is coming up in Melbourne in April. Arthritis Victoria have arranged some excellent speakers to deliver the most up to date information about pain and how it is best managed. Presentions […]

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Let’s Look At Formaldehyde And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I’ve had an interesting comment on my recent blog post about chronic fatigue that has got me seriously thinking about what is on my bathroom shelf. Here is the comment from Matt. “I think that a lot of chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) is caused by exposure to hydrocarbons. In my case minor dizzy spells induced […]

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Chronic Fatigue Not A Virus

For no reason that I understand my daughter gets hit with periods of extreme fatigue. These episodes make it difficult for her to function. Being unable to get out and about can lead to feelings of isolation and frustration. Where does this fatigue come from? Fatigue is an issue for people who suffer chronic pain. […]

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What Skills Do You Need To Parent A Child in Chronic Pain?

I want to arrange some training and support for parents who support a child living with chronic pain. Apparently there is research showing that how we parent can influence our children’s perception of pain. I am curious about how we track down this type of valuable information and make it accessible and practical for parents. […]

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What Would The Dalai Lama Say To Us

I’ve just found a story on the ABC News website about the Dalai Lama and I thought his words might be relevant to worried parents everywhere. “He was then questioned by another woman, who wanted to know how to focus on happiness when she is worried for her disabled daughter’s future. “[My teacher once said] […]

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Alternative Medicine and Joint Pain

When faced with a chronic condition you are always on the lookout for something that might help. So what do you do when you hear about acupuncture, reflexology or some other form of alternative medicine that claims to help with joint pain? Simon Singh has written a number of books about science, and I’ve always […]

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