Monday, December 14, 2009

Pain Pathways magazine

Welcome to PainPathways, a quarterly magazine for acute, chronic and cancer pain management. PainPathways is the ultimate resource for patients, caregivers and physicians seeking current research and therapies and is available in doctors' offices, Barnes & Noble and B. Dalton bookstores nationwide. PainPathways may also be purchased online.

This fall we feature Bob Greene, best known as Oprah Winfrey's trainer and frequent guest on "The Dr. Oz Show."  As he discusses in his feature, Mr. Green is passionate about moving and living a healthy, balanced life. Read about his "circle of life" exercise and how it can help set priorities and build meaningful relationships.  

We are also pleased to feature Andrew Levy and his new book, A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary (Simon & Schuster, 2009). Levy explores his personal experience with migraines and how journaling about one's pain can help one learn to manage it. Also in this issue, we offer Well Winters, tips on staying healty during the cold months; Erythromelalgia, a rare but painful condition that is requently misdiagnosed; presenteeism, the dilema of coming to work even when one is in pain and new advances in organic pain relief.  If you know a young athlete, you'll want to read our article on how youth athletics can lead to adult chronic pain.

This winter's physician spotlight focuses on Craig T. Hartrick, MD whose current research is on chronic post-surgical pain.  Dr. Hartrick is also the editor-in-cheif of Pain Practice, a journal for pain physicians.

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