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Stories with subject: Chronic pain
  • Illinois panel OKs medical marijuana for 8 health conditions 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:47 pm

    COUNTRYSIDE, Illinois - An advisory board voted Wednesday to add eight health conditions - including chronic pain syndrome, autism, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder - to the list of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.

  • Illinois medical marijuana applicants trending female, older 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 5:59 pm

    CHICAGO - The patient most commonly seeking a doctor's blessing to use medical marijuana in Illinois is an older woman in Cook County with either severe fibromyalgia or cancer, according to data published Thursday in a report to the Legislature.

  • FDA experts to review safety of Essure birth control implant story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions.