Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for delicious holiday recipes that are still somewhat healthy? Here’s a holiday treat with a secret ingredient – chickpeas, which fills these cookies with fiber. Sprinkle some cinnamon and you’ll pump up your metabolism. Ingredients Makes 2 dozen cookies 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt … Read more

Coach Mike Krzyzewski Refuses to Play the Pain Game

Coach Mike Krzyzewski Refuses to Play the Pain Game

To many people, he’s known simply as “Coach K.” Famous for his unparalleled successes as Duke University’s head basketball coach and as an Olympic coach for the United States men’s basketball team, Mike Krzyzewski is beloved by millions of sports fans around the world. But the adored sports icon also has personal experience with chronic pain, and … Read more

Personal Pathways: Marianne Jordan

Personal Pathways: Marianne Jordan

Marianne Jordan: Back to the Skies after a Spinal Cord Stimulator Giving up favourite activities can be one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with chronic pain. Often, pain and medications have already restricted one’s lifestyle, so when professional or recreational activities are curtailed, coping can be tough. For many, reclaiming cherished pastimes is … Read more

Guided Imagery: A Valuable Tool for Managing Pain

SUCCESSFUL PAIN MANAGEMENT OFTEN INCORPORATES A MULTIMODAL TREATMENT APPROACH. WHILE MEDICATION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF REDUCING PAIN, AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE FOUND THAT COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES ENHANCE THE EFFICACY OF THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS WITHOUT ADDING NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS. One effective tool recommended by pain management specialists is guided imagery. A cognitive-behavioral therapy, guided imagery … Read more

Living with Lupus

Living with Lupus

A Debilitating Disease Thousands of Years in the Making “Let’s just hope it’s not lupus.” Those were the words Sara Gorman, 37, of Alexandria, Virginia, remembers her husband saying over a decade ago when she was faced with the sudden onset of many new and puzzling symptoms. Over the course of a month, Gorman had … Read more

Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

There is an old saying that “it takes one to know one,” and when it comes to fibromyalgia patients, no one understands them better than Dr. Ginevra Liptan. As medical director for The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia in Portland, Oregon, Liptan is immersed in the fibro arena every day, but she also brings an unusual perspective to … Read more

Migraines: New Treatments and Therapies

FEW ACHES ARE AS DEBILITATING AS A MIGRAINE. THROBBING PAIN ON ONE OR BOTH SIDES OF THE HEAD IS DREADFUL ENOUGH, BUT WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY NAUSEA, VOMITING, VISUAL AURAS, SENSITIVITY TO SOUND AND LIGHT, DIZZINESS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS, A MIGRAINE ATTACK CAN BECOME UNBEARABLE. AT THE ONSET, MOST SUFFERERS TAKE MEDICATION, SEEK REFUGE IN THE … Read more

An Integrative Approach to Relieving Cancer Pain

An Integrative Approach to Relieving Cancer Pain

SISTER BRIGID McCARTHY NEVER SUSPECTED IT. THEN CAME THE DREADED WORDS NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR: “IT’S CANCER.” McCARTHY, WHO IN 1997 HELPED ESTABLISH WELL OF MERCY, A MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY AND HEALING SPONSORED BY THE SISTERS OF MERCY, HAD BEEN OFFERING LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THOSE IN NEED FOR YEARS. NOW, SUDDENLY, THE TABLES … Read more