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By Christopher Bergland on February 13, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Pioneering researchers are investigating the possible ability of noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation to dampen emotional and physical pain.
By Danny Penman Ph.D. on February 07, 2019 in Mindfulness in a Frantic World
If you suffer from chronic pain, then you might find relief from an unlikely source—mindfulness meditation.
By Lydia Denworth on February 05, 2019 in Brain Waves
A new study reveals why pain and difficulty sleeping often go hand in hand.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 04, 2019 in Overcoming Pain
Sex hormones are important for more than sex drive; estrogen and testosterone also help with cell growth and maintenance of muscles and bones.
By Cami Rosso on February 01, 2019 in The Future Brain
Researchers from Stanford have discovered the part of the brain that causes pain's emotional discomfort. The discovery may lead to novel ways to treat chronic pain in the future.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on January 27, 2019 in Turning Straw Into Gold
“The flare” seems to be talked about only among the chronically ill. Other people tend to think that however we feel on a given day is how we feel every day.
By Beth L Dinoff Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in The Brain on Pain
Do you experience pain on a regular basis? Understanding the newest brain science can provide some important clues to the mysteries of pain in the human body.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW on January 14, 2019 in Chronically Me
Parenting while living with chronic illness presents specific challenges. Flexibility, empathy and support are essential ingredients for thriving as a family.
By Marty Klein Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in Sexual Intelligence
Pain in any body part can undermine sexual satisfaction. Here's some comfort, and a few ideas.
By Rubin Khoddam PhD on January 02, 2019 in The Addiction Connection
Utilize these six tools from cognitive behavioral therapy to help decrease your pain and begin engaging with your life in a meaningful way.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Black Belt Brain
For the longest time I have been trying to hold onto the past as if I could bring a static representation into the present and on to the future. But life is about engaging in now.
By Christopher Bergland on December 25, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New fMRI research has identified brain activity that may explain why some people with lower back pain also experience crippling "kinesiophobia" that makes them afraid of movement.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW on December 14, 2018 in Chronically Me
In the quest for healthier living, playtime is serious business—for children and adults alike.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Even modern revisionist harm-reduction addiction specialist miss the forest for the trees.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 12, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Reading holiday letters from friends and family made me wonder what I'd put in one, given that I've been virtually housebound all year.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on December 09, 2018 in Patient Zero
Here’s how to treat chronic pain.
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in This Is America
The opioid crisis is a story of institutional failure and corruption: among local officials, in federal agencies, the US Congress, and the White House.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on December 04, 2018 in Overcoming Pain
Based on what researchers currently know, the fatigue is all in your head, as well as not just in your head.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 27, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
When realized I that illness is a natural part of the human life cycle, I started to set limitations by deciding what I could do and what I couldn’t do.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Black Belt Brain
For years after my car crash I carried on in my life just as before with a brain that wasn't just as before. This was a straight path to depression and dysfunction.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW on November 12, 2018 in Chronically Me
Gratitude is the buzz word for November. Giving thanks is a powerful tool for better health!
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 08, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I’ve started to notice some bodily changes, and I can’t tell if they’re due to a worsening of my chronic illness or if they’re a natural part of the aging process.
By Robert J. Hedaya MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, CFM on November 02, 2018 in Health Matters
Lyme disease should be ruled out—or in—only by a thorough workup. Know the symptoms so you can track changes in yourself and tell your physician what you're experiencing.
By Mendi Baron on October 24, 2018 in On the Verge
Ever wonder if your pain meds or pot use has long-term effects? It turns out it probably does, and it could leave you scratching your head.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on October 21, 2018 in Patient Zero
Chronic pain patients are simply trying to survive.