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MIDDLETOWN, CONN. (Sept. 24, 2018)—This month sees the release of U.S. Pain’s latest issue of the INvisible Project, the only magazine of its kind dedicated to the sharing the stories of people living with pain. This issue focuses on osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain, two of the most common causes of chronic pain, which affects as many as 100 million American adults. Due to that focus, this issue hopes to resonate with a record number of people.

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TUCSON, ARIZ., AND MIDDLETOWN, CONN. (August 3, 2018)–The Massage Therapy Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $5,000 Community Service Grant to the U.S. Pain Foundation, the leading chronic pain advocacy organization in the country. The grant will fund free massage therapy and self-massage training to people living with pain, in an effort to understand whether massage therapy can help reduce the use of pain medications. U.S. Pain Foundation’s proposal was one of four recipients selected by the Massage Therapy Foundation from a total of 46 applications nationwide.

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In honor of Pain Awareness Month, U.S. Pain Foundation is one of three nonprofits to partner with Pain Care Labs, a noninvasive pain relief device company. The goal of the partnership, which also includes the Athena Project and ATI Foundation, is to work together to help connect patients with medical devices for pain management.

Pain Care Labs offers three devices using their clinically-proven, patented Cool-Pulse™ technology: VibraCool®, which offers pain relief through wearable cold and vibration therapy; Buzzy®, a kid-friendly cold and vibration device to block needle pain; and its newest innovation, DuoTherm™ vibrating back relief device, which provides hot and cold vibrational therapy. The devices were developed by pediatric emergency doctor and pain researcher Amy Baxter, MD.

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By Kerry L. Wong

When most people think of sarcoidosis, what usually comes to mind is … OK, let’s start by correcting that – most people don’t ever think of sarcoidosis at all (in fact, most have never even heard of it). Once they learn of this disease, usually because someone they know has been diagnosed, they most likely think about breathing problems. That makes sense, since 90% of people with sarcoidosis have it in their lungs. This can lead to severe bouts of pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis (scarring), and more.

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