PR: Stay Heart Healthy

ASK AN EXPERT: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Cardiology Expert Answers Questions on Chronic Pain & Heart Health, During LIVE Chat, February 25 Show your some love! Join PainPathways Magazine and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) cardiologist Katie Twomley, MD, for a discussion on how to maintain cardiovascular health while living with chronic … Read more

PR: Dominique Easley

Brotherly Love and Devotion Helps NFL Star’s Sister Tackle Fibromyalgia In the spring issue of PainPathways, Dominique Easley, defensive lineman for the New England Patriots, discusses his biggest play yet, Easley’s Awareness, an advocacy organization created to help raise awareness and provide funding for fibromyalgia research. Easley founded this organization in honor of his sister, Destinee, … Read more

Helpful Advice for Organizing Your Medical Records

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In her role as a teacher, Donna Bryan nurtures young minds. When she’s not teaching, she acts as a caregiver, creating a nourishing environment for her diabetic father. Through trial and error, Donna produced a series of medical templates to help track her dad’s medicine, blood sugar and carbs. She shares these templates with his … Read more

The Surprising Health Benefits of a Good Cry

For chronic pain sufferers, frustration, exhaustion, medications, depression, anxiety and even the pain, itself, can cause tears. But crying can cause people, including friends, family and caregivers, to become impatient, especially with someone who is already suffering under the stigma of chronic pain. However, studies show that it has some surprising health benefits, including decreasing … Read more

Rewiring the Brain to Heal

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Neuroscientists estimate that it can take as little as a tenth of a second to notice a threat—an aggressive face, for example, but much longer to recognize something pleasant. This is compounded because threats are reacted to virtually instantaneously and go straight into memory, where they are held on a hair trigger, ready for instant … Read more