Brian Vickers


It’s a steamy summer afternoon in North Carolina. While racecars roar and whip around the track, NASCAR driver Brian Vickers takes a break to talk about the health scare that sidelined his career in 2010. Today’s qualifying race is important, but to this driver, so is raising awareness about the condition that could have taken … Read more

The Power of Advocacy

The Power of Advocacy

It’s been said that there’s strength in numbers—and in order to create change in the pain community, strength could not be more important. Every voice makes the message a little louder, a little stronger and much harder to ignore. And that’s where advocates come in. What is ADVOCACY? Advocacy is defined as the act of … Read more

Jeff Gordon


Jeff Gordon was five years old when he first got behind the steering wheel, racing on the Cracker Jack Track in Rio Linda, California. Within a year, the six-year old speedster had already won 35 main events and set several track records. Today, Gordon is a four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with three Daytona wins … Read more

Bob Greene


It might sound like a surprisingly simple approach, but when asked about effective treatments for chronic pain and disease, fitness trainer Bob Greene has a short, to-the-point answer: “Moving” Moving makes virtually everything better,” says Greene, an exercise physiologist, New York Times bestselling author, and frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. “If you are active, you are … Read more

Hoda Kotb


Every morning, millions of television viewers in the United States tune in to the Today Show for news updates, weather forecasts, and celebrity interviews. Most days, the first three hours of the show feature a combination of television personalities that includes Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, Ann Curry, and Al Roker. But during the fourth hour, two other … Read more

Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill Faces Challenges with Gold-Medal Grit At the winter Olympics in Sochi, a new group of athletes became superstars, earning instant celebrity status along with gold medals and golden moments in the spotlight. A culminationof years of training, the Olympians’ success arose from passion, practice and perfection, a journey intimately familiar to ice skater Dorothy … Read more