Women & Heart Health

Women & Heart Health

Every February on the first Friday of the month, people worldwide shed their usual threads in exchange for the inspiring color red to raise awareness and honor women in their fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women. According to the American Heart...
Workplace and Repetitive Injuries

Workplace and Repetitive Injuries

Are men and women who work in the heavy construction industry more at risk for work-related chronic pain? According to Paul Fontana, OTR, FAOTA, owner of the Center for Work Rehabilitation, Inc., in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Houston, the answer is yes—and no. It’s a...

Pain Conditions

Pain Conditions Learn about a variety of chronic pain conditions and begin your own path to wellness. ARTHRITIS If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your...

For Grace’s 9th Annual Women In Pain Conference

“Pain Takes a Vacation: Actions and Strategies that Get Us Away “ Registration is NOW OPEN “Pain Takes a Vacation: Actions and Strategies that Get Us Away” will focus on self-management techniques that take us away from pain (e.g., sleep, creative arts, sex, travel,...
Natalie Strand, MD

Natalie Strand, MD

Most people never have the chance to experience this much adventure at once, but then again, Natalie Strand, MD—or “Nat” as she is known to millions of television viewers— is not “most people.” This vivacious, attractive and beloved physician recently made history by...

Pain Info & Resources

[su_spoiler title=”Facebook Chat Highlights”] Autoimmune Illness & Pain, 2016 Healthy Heart Facebook Chat: February 25, 2016 Managing Cancer-related Pain: October 29, 2015 Opioids and the Treatment of Chronic Pain: September 24, 2015 Neuropathy: May...
Paintracking: Sleep On It

Paintracking: Sleep On It

“SLEEP ON IT” IS PRUDENT ADVICE WHEN IT COMES TO IMPORTANT DECISIONS. SLEEP CAN DRAMATICALLY ALTER YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND WELL-BEING. COMMON WISDOM HOLDS THAT AN AVERAGE ADULT REQUIRES APPROXIMATELY EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT FOR OPTIMAL FUNCTIONING —SLIGHTLY LESS...

Pain Resources

Advocacy & Support Groups Discover great resources to help manage your path of healing.  Find help from both general and condition-specific pain advocacy and support groups.  Information also available for both the caregiver and pain professional.  Learn, share,...
A Pain-Wrecked Life

A Pain-Wrecked Life

At 21 years of age, Cynthia Toussaint thought she had her future all mapped out. She was an aspiring triple-threat performer, with ballet dancing at the center of her passion. Like many young people, Cynthia never anticipated that anything would get in the way of the...

Pain Conditions

Why Should I Participate in Clinical Research Trials? – To gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available – To obtain study-related medical care during the trial – To help others by contributing to research –...

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading From excellent pain management books, PainPathways Facebook chat transcripts and press releases on current pain conditions/helpful treatments; stay informed, educated and connected.   RECOMMENDED BOOKS ACPA Family Manual Penney Cowan ACPA Patient...
Paul Christo, MD

Paul Christo, MD

Dr. Paul Christo is a board-certified, Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and Johns Hopkins–trained pain medicine specialist. He’s an associate professor and researcher at Hopkins in the division of pain medicine and department of anesthesiology and critical care...
Prince

Prince

Prince, who died in April at age 57, sang openly about emotional anguish—and about sex, religion, race, and nearly every other challenging topic. But despite that openness in his music, Prince kept his own excruciating pain private. His death from an accidental...
2012 Coach K

2012 Coach K

2012 Fall Duke Basketball’s Coach K ORDER A COPY READ E-EDITION Coach K: Osteoarthritis 12 State of Pain 19 Phantom Pain 30 Pain Pumps 40 Women & Cancer 46 Neck Pain 54 Guided Imagery 62 Depression & Anxiety 50 Positive Thinking 70 GO TO THE...
2014 Dorothy

2014 Dorothy

2014 Summer America’s Sweetheart, Dorothy Hamill ORDER A COPY READ E-EDITION Dorothy Hamill on Overcoming Cancer & Osteoarthritis and Helping Others 14 The Power of Advocacy 22 Saving Money on Prescriptions 26 Being a Healthy Caregiver: Physically &...
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia

What do you think of when you think of intense pain? Many women might say childbirth. A veteran who survived injury from an explosive device might describe the related pain as the worst he or she ever experienced. The list goes on. Burn victims, cancer patients and...
Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

ACPA Family Manual Penney Cowan ACPA Patient to Person: First Steps, a Workbook for People with Chronic Pain ACPA Resource Guide Senior Author Steven Feinberg A History of the Present Illness Louise Aronson Battle For Grace Cynthia Toussaint Beyond Chronic Pain...
Medical Monitoring

Medical Monitoring

If you’re managing chronic pain with medication, you may be wondering why toxicology screens are needed and why you’re asked to participate in them. More than identifying prescription abuse, medical monitoring helps ensure proper medications at correct doses, and...
Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd

FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, NAOMI JUDD HAS BEEN A BELOVED PERSONALITY IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC WORLD. A SIX-TIME GRAMMY-AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER AND HALF OF THE FAMOUS JUDDS DUO ALONG WITH HER DAUGHTER WYNONNA, THE PETITE MOTHER OF “WY” AND ASHLEY HAS ATTRACTED MILLIONS OF...
2014 Summer

2014 Summer

Dorothy Hamill on Overcoming Cancer & Osteoarthritis and Helping Others 14 The Power of Advocacy 22 Saving Money on Prescriptions 26 Being a Healthy Caregiver: Physically & Emotionally 32 Pelvic Pain: Spotlighting Women’s Pain and Dr. Echenberg 38...
Managing Gout

Managing Gout

I have a name men dread and loathe to hear; They call me GOUT, a fearsome scourge to men; I bind their feet in sinew-knotting cords, When I have swept unseen into their joints. FROM Lucian (Greek playwright, c. 125-190A.D.) Gout, the most common inflammatory,...

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