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- Website: Healthy Aging & Physical Disability (RRTC)
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
If you find that pain is interfering with daily activities of your life, you should seek help. Research is being done to find the best way to treat post-polio pain.
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pain medication, acetaminophen, aspirin, chronic pain
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 7/17/2015 2:27:55 PM
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