Chronic Pain from Breast Cancer

Chronic Pain from Breast Cancer

Pink ribbons are everywhere. It must be October. While almost everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer, many people might not know about the very real, difficult and lasting effects some people experience. Since women tend to put on a brave face and act like everything is fine, chronic pain from breast cancer is something … Read more

Pain Assessment – What is your Profile?

When you think about your own pain experience, you may first think about how much you hurt. But, the full pain experience is actually broader than “how much”. The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) is a group of 27 specialists from academia, governmental agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry. Among other things, this task … Read more

Integrative Medicine and What It Has to Offer You

Described as the future of health care in our country, integrative medicine is getting a great deal of attention.  It combines the best of both conventional medicine and natural, homeopathic medicine.  In his article, Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine, Dr. Michael Finkelstein shares his philosophy – and reasoning – on why integrative medicine has so much to … Read more

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 being partof the first all-female team to win the million-dollar prize on … Read more

Dick Vitale

It’s twenty minutes until noon and Dick Vitale is in full work mode at his office-away-from-home, the Broken Egg restaurant in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. As the go-to resource for all things relating to college basketball preps for his ESPN midday commentary on star college freshman Harrison Barnes, he also works on plans for his upcoming … Read more

Elizabeth Edwards

[pullquote]“Ring the bells that can still ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen[/pullquote] It’s a rainy Friday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the long, winding path to Elizabeth and John Edwards’ home is sprinkled with autumn leaves. Nestled on more than … Read more