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 Association (AHA), every 60 seconds a woman in America dies from a … Read more

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

“Not all who wander are lost.” Attributed to J.R.R. Tolkien, this is perhaps my favorite quote because I have a terrible sense of direction. When I’m with my parents, favorite tales around the family dinner table often revolve around the time after I got my driver’s license at age sixteen. My family would see me drive … Read more

Peter Staats, MD

Peter Staats isn’t usually the first doctor anyone with chronic pain comes to see. “I tend to be the guy who sees people after they’ve been to a few other doctors,” says the anesthesiologist and chief medical officer of both National Spine and Pain Centers and Electrocore Medical. “It’s been that way my whole career. Patients come … Read more

Take advantage: the health benefits of eating chocolate

Back in 2016, we shared the power of chocolate for pain relief in a featured article from February. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day this year, we’re back with even more benefits of that sweet treat that most everyone loves to eat. Experts tend to agree that the real benefits come from eating dark chocolate rather than milk … Read more

Caregivers and Resentment

Caregivers and Resentment

caregivers and resentmentResentment can be a regular companion for many caregivers. A deep-seated feeling of obligation can cause caregivers to drive themselves mercilessly with such internal commands such as “I have to, I must, I’m supposed to, I need to.” In addition, many caregivers permit others to reinforce these beliefs, allowing themselves to be emotional … Read more