African American History Month Spotlights Community’s Chronic Pain Burden

February marks African American History Month, a time to honor the nation’s black heritage and recognize the community’s struggle to gain rights equal to all U.S. citizens. Today, despite being equal in the eyes of the law, African Americans continue to experience high levels of poverty, reduced access to medical care, and poorer outcomes when … Read more

Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Mulled Cranberry Juice Spritzer

In addition to being a festive holiday favorite, the cranberry give you an internal boost too. Mixed into a drink, their juice will provide your body with a powerful boost of antioxidants, while also helping the liver to eliminate alcohol from the bloodstream. Join in on that holiday cheer, with a cranberry beverage (or two!), and … Read more

Recipe: Eggnog Peppermint Tea-ni

This cocktail combines two seasonal favorites, eggnog and peppermint tea! The eggnog here is dairy-free (use a brand derived from coconut or soy milk), but you could also use a traditional blend, which would make the drink thicker. If you prefer something sweeter, swapping vanilla vodka in for the plain vodka is another option. Peppermint … Read more

WILD Review: Grieving Woman Finds Peace On Solo Trek

The nearly two-hour screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir Wild could have been a bore. The book catalogues Strayed’s intensely internal trajectory as she evolves from a pained, drug-addled woman struggling during the aftermath of her mother’s death to someone fierce enough to walk with sandals duck-taped to her feet during a 1,100-mile solo … Read more

Recipe: Very Vegetable Stromboli Roll

Looking for a unique appetizer to serve at your holiday cocktail party? Consider this very vegetable, Stromboli roll recipe! It can be prepared up to a day in advance and baked right before your guests arrive, or can be baked, sliced, and then served at room temperature, making it ideal for the no-fuss, no-muss host … Read more

Human Rights Day: Raising Awareness And Elevating Hope

Right here, right now in the United States, nearly 60,000 people live in slavery, forced to work against their will, mostly in the sex trades, according to the news site Mic. Unfortunately, that number pales in comparison to the millions of people around the globe who are enslaved or living without access to basic rights. … Read more

Gift Ideas For People With Arthritis

The holidays mark the perfect time to gift someone with arthritis a special something that will make their days a little brighter with arthritis gifts. Arthritis affects more than 50 million people in the U.S., according to the Arthritis Foundation, making the chances good that you know at least one person with the disorder. Many … Read more

Movember: Shining A Light On Men’s Health

If you’ve seen more men than usual walking around with facial hair, it may be because November marks Movember, the month-long effort to raise money and awareness about men’s health conditions including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. Since Movember’s official start in 2004, the effort has raised nearly $560 million, helping to fund … Read more

National Eating Healthy Day

Eating healthy is a foundation for feeling good and minimizing chronic pain. National Eating Healthy Day on Nov. 5 celebrates the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, and other whole, unprocessed foods while encouraging people to eat more of them. National Eating Healthy Day is organized by the American Heart Association (AHA), which promotes partaking in … Read more

How Can A Chronic Pain Expo Help Me?

If you suffer from chronic pain or, more accurately, are a chronic pain survivor, it’s likely that you’re always looking for new ways to treat and manage your pain. Questions about your chronic pain may have even led you to this blog today, where we cover everything from cutting edge pain treatments to lifestyle changes to … Read more