Dry Needling

Dry Needling

When you hear the term “dry needling,” you may think it’s a kind of acupuncture. But the two therapies are, in fact, nothing alike, says Michael Coords, MD. They both use needles and can help reduce pain, but even the needles are entirely different from one another. Dry needling hasn’t been around as long as acupuncture, … Read more

Living with Pain: Learning Resilience

Living with Pain: Learning Resilience

WHAT IS “HARDINESS”? OVER 30 YEARS AGO, DR. SUZANNE KOBASA OUELLETTE INTRODUCED THIS CONCEPT. SHE STUDIED EXECUTIVES WHO LIVED WITH HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS AND FOUND THAT THOSE WHO FLOURISHED DESPITE THE STRESS SHARED THREE CHARACTERISTICS: (1) the belief that they can control or influence the events of their experience (2) an ability to feel deeply involved in or … Read more

Lisa Niemi Swayze Talks About Caregiving in the Public Eye

Lisa Niemi Swayze Talks About Caregiving in the Public Eye

Lisa Niemi Swayze talks about caregiving in the public eye. Patrick Swayze was an image of vitality for most people, bursting into the public eye with iconic performances in movies like The Outsiders, Ghost, and Dirty Dancing. And for more than 34 years, Lisa Niemi Swayze was by his side — first as a girlfriend, then as a wife, and finally, … Read more

Leeza Gibbons on Caregiving

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She’s a well-known television personality, new Rose Bowl Parade host, and an Emmy award winner, but Leeza Gibbons’ non-entertainment roles have introduced her to an entirely different audience of fans. As the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Leeza’s Place, and Leeza’s Care Connection, Gibbons has created a support network and programs for caregivers … Read more

Lee Woodruff

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It is one of the most compelling stories to come out of the Iraq war, one that millions of television viewers around the world watched unfold on January 29, 2006. On that day, ABC journalist Bob Woodruff was reporting from Baghdad when an IED (improvised explosive device) exploded less than 20 yards from the tank in which he … Read more

Arthritis Pain Quiz

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Summer is often a season filled with travel and outdoor fun, but painful arthritis can slow down even the most active. More than 50 million Americans of all ages live with arthritis; it’s not just a disease of old age. Read on to learn more about arthritis and how to manage the pain. 1. Two-thirds of … Read more