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The Mystery of Chronic Pain

This is a “TED” talk by Elliot Krane, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric Anesthesia) at the Stanford University Medical Center and of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital. We think of pain...

Beyond Chocolate and Roses

Nursing me through 16 cycles of chemotherapy is not what I believe he had ever imagined doing when he married me. No one every imagines their spouse being diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and having to live that mutual nightmare. Being physicians, we both understood what...

Post-Mastectomy Pain Hits a Nerve

Pain after breast cancer surgery can be persistent and debilitating. ain after major surgery is to be expected, but pain persisting beyond the normal healing period is considered chronic. Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a type of chronic pain that occurs after...

Caregiving Support and Help

As a family caregiver for an ailing parent, child, spouse, or other loved one, you’re likely to face a host of new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar or intimidating. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. But despite its challenges, caregiving can...