Dara Torres

Dara Torres

“Age is just a number”—and no one demonstrates that more than 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres, who has spent decades proving the adage that eventually became the title of her 2009 inspirational memoir about fitness, aging and pursuing dreams. Described by many as the fastest female swimmer in America, Torres began competing in the Olympics in … Read more

Encouragement for Pain Sufferers

…Where seldom is heard a discouraging word by Dee Emmerson, TCC Writer The old ballad, “Home, Home on the Range” paints a picture of buffalo, deer and antelope roaming under never-cloudy skies—an idealistic view that omitted any mention of human interaction. The recurring theme did, however, allude to something we get from people or give away generously: discouragement. … Read more

Are There Benefits of Stress? Friend or Foe?

Are There Benefits of Stress? Friend or Foe?

We’ve been given the impression that stress is a problem—something we have to eliminate or control. But stress reactions provide a vital source of personal safety that needs to be understood and valued. There are benefits of stress? Yes. It’s when the brain’s alarm becomes hyperactive or mismatched to the level of real danger that our … Read more

Radiofrequency Ablation – Is RFA for you?

Looking for minimally invasive pain relief without surgery? RFA may be the answer. According to physician, Leonardo Kapural, Professor of Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Physician, radiofrequency ablation or (RFA) is a medical procedure that uses radio waves to create localized electrical current. Such friction current makes a focused heat to target desired nerves. Interrupting the pain … Read more

Caregiving and Opioids

Politicians, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, patients, attorneys, law enforcement and the common citizen have all weighed in on the public health emergency we know as the opioid crisis. Yet one demographic with significant input into this issue has received little or no mention in the discourse of chronic pain patients and opioids: the 65 million and growing … Read more