August 11, 2018

Pain can be unlearned. It is meant to serve a crucial but temporary role in our lives: to alert us of danger and to influence appropriate action. This is certainly the case when we place our hand on a hot stove: pain signals immediately shoot to our brain and initiate...

October 12, 2016

Imagine for a moment that your home is on fire and your local fire department arrives to “save the day” by cutting the power to your fire alarm. While the hyperbole of this anecdote flies in the face of everything we find to be logical when it comes to fire safety, the...

The paradox of holding an IBS awareness month (though an undoubtedly important recognition of a common ailment) is that despite years of research, medicine still has very little understanding of what causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or how to treat it. You see, IB...

Pain can be unlearned. It is meant to serve a crucial but temporary role in our lives: to alert us of danger and to influence appropriate action. This is certainly the case when we place our hand on a hot stove: pain signals immediately shoot to our brain and initiate...

Life is full of, or perhaps even defined by, choices and medicine is much the same. We have a certain degree of freedom to choose the way our body functions. Risk factors for heart disease can be categorized as modifiable (diet, lifestyle, exercise, mental outlook, etc...