Hoda Kotb

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Every morning, millions of television viewers in the United States tune in to the Today Show for news updates, weather forecasts, and celebrity interviews. Most days, the first three hours of the show feature a combination of television personalities that includes Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, Ann Curry, and Al Roker. But during the fourth hour, two other … Read more

Celebrities and Chronic Pain

Celebrities and Chronic Pain

Many celebrities have graced the covers of PainPathways and told their stories to our readers. There are many more who are familiar with pain both on and off the set. When it comes to celebrities and chronic pain, those who share their experiences can be an inspiration to fans and create awareness for pain-related conditions. Here’s a … Read more

Women and Chronic Pain: Why Women Experience it More Than Men

When we shared a recent Wall Street Journal article on our Facebook page, it attracted attention. The article, Why Women Are Living in the Discomfort Zone, raises an interesting fact: There are 100 million American adults living with chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine, and most of them are women. Nobody really knows why. So, we set … Read more

The Beauty of Photography

The Beauty of Photography

For 35 years, photography has played a starring role in Benita VanWinkle’s life.  From taking photos of celebrities to brides to the variety of animals at The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Benita has done it all. She’s gone from dark rooms to digital and has spent much of her career teaching and giving … Read more

Healing through Helping Others

As part of National Pain Awareness Month, PainPathways wants to honor some special individuals who have helped so many while suffering with chronic pain themselves. Nancy Laracy is one of those inspiring people. Here’s her story: PP: When did you first start experiencing chronic pain? Laracy: Halfway through my thirties, the rug was ripped out from under … Read more