Category Archives: Pain and Palliative Care

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Study

A recent meta-analysis published in online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine has concluded that, “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.” Continue reading

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How We Make Medical Decisions

The bewildering sensation of too much information, yet not enough knowledge to use it, is the reality for many people faced with a serious illness or condition. How do you decide what to do? Continue reading

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Pain Management – Why Doctors Don’t Get It

There are multiple problems with regard to pain management in the United States, including a puritanical history that has contempt for suffering and enormous misunderstanding about pain management and addiction.
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Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival

Many people experience depression during the holiday season. Now imagine trying to face it when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is very hard. It is painful. It is unbearably sad. Here are my own tips on how to get through the holidays if you are grieving.

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Navigator Newsletter—September-Edition

The September edition of Navigator News includes articles on:  Understanding Palliative Care; The Fine Print of your Insurance Policy; and Food Science Part 1.   We welcome your feedback! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Navigator-Newsletter—September-Edition.html?soid=1103192011442&aid=C2KCCMiqSHU&share=fblike. Bookmark It

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The Face of Pain

People with chronic, unrelenting pain are often told it is “all in their head” and that they should see a psychologist. Palliative care doctors can help. Continue reading

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