My pharmacy has a wire rack near the front door that's always stocked with free local magazines. Many of them relate to health and wellness. I recently picked up a new one that announced, in it's premier issue, it's goal of being "your most trusted resource for information on living a healthy life."
Inside, I [...]
My adventures with chronic pain began when I was injured in an auto accident. As time passed, my treatment from the traditional medical community settled into one dull, grinding message: learn to live with it.
That was a message I simple could not accept.
I believed then, as I believe now, that life is infinitely flexible and [...]
A story appeared in the news the week of March 20th, 2009, that left me speechless. At the age of 21, David Blancarte of California was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident.
Fast-forward more than 20 years. It's 2007. Blancarte, now 48, is bitten by a brown recluse spider. Knowing the spider's bite is deadly poisonous, [...]
I used to be deeply troubled by the amount of money pharmaceutical companies spent wooing doctors. From gourmet dinners to tropical cruises, nothing was too much so long as it swayed doctors to write out prescriptions for big brand name pharmaceuticals.
But recently, some states have been taking steps to limit the sort of largesse [...]