Living with Pain

These information structures are called schemas. For example, a toddler learns that a furry, four-legged animal is a dog. Upon seeing a cat, the child might refer to it as a dog, only to be told that it is a cat. So the schema for dogs changes (to exclude cats) and a new schema develops … Read more

Relieve Stress Now

It is hard to believe that 2012 has nearly come to an end. I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. I thought this would be a good time to review my blog posts for 2012. Take a look at the most popular posts. What was your favorite? Number 1: Living with Pain: … Read more

Laura Hillenbrand Confronts Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand confronts chronic fatigue syndrome by writing stories that inspire. People familiar with the agony and challenges of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or anyone who suffers from or cares for someone in chronic pain can identify with author Laura Hillenbrand. Dismissed by doctors and unable to find relief, the acclaimed author of … Read more

Exploring Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Misconceptions about complementary and alternative medicine (cam) are pervasive. From the idea that the treatment approaches are unproven to the assumption that cam providers are not medically trained, erroneous beliefs often prevent people from exploring these potentially beneficial therapies. Bettina Herbert, MD, Director of the Integrative Pain Management Program at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of … Read more