Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24: Recommended Reading


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These are some articles I've been reading recently. I think you'll find them informative and interesting.

Study: Chronic Pain May Be Genetic and Controllable - Israeli researchers believe they may have found the gene responsible for chronic pain that results from nerve damage.

Living with the Aches that Won't Go Away - The New York Times review of Melaine Thurnstrom's new book The Pain Chronicles.

Mind-Body-Mood Advisor: Rewiring Your Brain for Health and Happiness - Suggestions for using mindfulness meditation in your day to day life. Mindfulness can help you cope with physical and emotional pain. I'm a big fan.

Migraines Now Affecting Harvin's Career - ESPN did the best job of any news outlet I've seen of gathering factual evidence about the burden of chronic migraines and not making light of NFL player Percy Harvin's life with them.

'Pain Chronicles': Understanding Pain as An Illness - Melaine Thurnstrom was a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation to discuss chronic pain and her new book "The Pain Chronicles."

Why Can't Medicine Be More Like Car Talk? - Patient Advocate Trisha Torrey wrote a really smart, funny article about how medical care could improve by closer resembling the beloved public radio program Car Talk. It's a must read.

What have you been reading that you'd like to share? Please post your links in the comments.


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