Too often, when faced with a choice between two sides where neither is appealing, people choose to do nothing. Believing they made a powerful statement by their inaction. In reality they just let others decide their future. Inaction has never been a driving force for change.
Juneteenth marks the day Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army read Federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, stating that all enslaved people in the state were free. This was two months after the official end of the Civil War (April 9, 1965), and nearly two years after… Continue reading The Legacy of Juneteenth
It had been accepted for decades that men and women experience pain the same way. But this wasn’t based on any scientific proof, especially when all the data came from research on male participants. Women suffer from chronic pain conditions far more than men. For decades this difference led to assumptions that minimized and diminished… Continue reading Gender Impacts Pain Pathways
One of the most common concerns I hear in my office is the fear someone is losing their memory. It immediately prompts worries they’re in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Not being able to remember a name, where they put their keys, why they walked into a room is frightening. Most of us can deal… Continue reading Forgetting Things?
If you've ever inadvertently left your smartphone at home, the strange feeling you may have experienced- almost as if you were missing an appendage- is just one sign that you may use and rely on your phone heavily throughout the day. That dependence is something many of us can relate to. The statistics are staggering-… Continue reading Using a Smartphone for Prolonged Periods Tied to Obesity