Caroline 'Carol' Wise

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In the rush to curb opioid abuse, don't forget chronic-pain sufferers

<b>To the editor:</b> From the comments in response to The Times' articles on OxyContin and from the editorial on the opioid epidemic, it seems obvious that a clearer distinction needs to be made between a patient who is regularly using opiates for chronic pain and someone who is an addict. Many of the …

21 Cheap And Easy Decorating Tricks For Renters

Your home doesn't deserve to be as boring as your landlord.

Home Decorating

The Ultimate Guide to Walking Meditation [Infographic]

<i>Walking meditation is a form of meditation where you put your entire awareness on walking. In this article, we’ll explore the roots of walking</i> …

19 Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful raster graphics editor which supports layers, masks and several color models. In addition to the built-in tools and …

10 Interesting Color Tools | Web & Graphic Design

No matter if you’re designing a website, creating a brochure, writing a game or just messing around in creative apps, the key to attracting your …

How Chronic Pain Saps Your Mental Motivation - D-brief

By Ben Thomas | July 31, 2014 1:00 pm<p>A sore back or sprained wrist makes your day-to-day life harder in more ways than one. Physical impairment is …

Be an Empowered Medical Patient

Learn to do what makes a difference.<p>Living with a life-threatening or debilitating chronic medical condition—regardless of age—can easily leave you …

But You Look Good: Living with Disbelief of Invisible Illness and Pain

Each time we are told that we ‘look good’ or ‘look well’ by people who have little concept of even the lengths we have gone to just to connect with …

Patient satisfaction with pain management relies most on coordination of care

The main driver of patient experience depends less on the individual provider than on the overall coordination among the clinic, the primary care …

Teaching the Nervous System to Forget Chronic Pain — NOVA Next | PBS

“It was an emergency situation,” she says. The horse Sally was riding was barreling straight towards another, younger horse, and the only way to stop …

Politics in the ER: Five ways Doctors Decide You Are a Drug Seeker

AbleismHealthcare IndustryIntersectional IssuesPersonal Stories<p>— August 16, 2014<p>163.3k 18<p>On June 26th, I had my gallbladder removed in an attempt to …

Chronic Illness: How to Repair Your Life After a Flare-Up

You're never going to walk out of a major flare, snap your fingers and watch your life magically put itself back together. It doesn't happen overnight. It will take work and time. But you'll get there.<p>I've found that the first step in pulling yourself up after a flare knocks you face-down on the …

Chronic Disease

Lifestyle Management with Chronic Illness

I don’t know about you but I love a good Infographic, so when I was contacted about sharing this one related to Lifestyle Management with Chronic …

14 Tips from 14 Years Sick

When I began to write for <i>Psychology Today</i> over four years ago, one of the first articles I posted was called “10 Tips from 10 Years Sick.” It’s four …

20 Tips for Living Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

To celebrate the release of my new book, <i>How To Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide</i>, I’ve made a list of 20 tips to help with the …

FACT CHECK: Does a HIPAA 'Medical Hack' Avoid Insurance Claim Denials?

CLAIM<p>Patients can circumvent insurance company claim denials by requesting a specific form of documentation, as the insurance company will opt to …

Tools to Cope With the Stress of Chronic Pain & Manage Difficult Thinking

<b>When you have chronic pain, it’s natural to struggle with unhelpful & repetitive thinking. Move from a place of struggle & sadness to one of coping</b> …

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10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

An Important Meditation For Anyone Who's Too Hard On Themselves

Everyone can benefit from this.<p>You are a person, and being a person is hard. You want to do everything perfectly, but sometimes forces outside of your control become obstacles that prevent you from doing so.<p>Breathe. Remind yourself that you are not your achievements. The best way for you to move …

Ten Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Pain Management in the ICU

Objectives: The aim of this article is to expose common myths and misconceptions regarding pain assessment and management in critically ill patients …

Ketamine vs. Morphine in Acute Pain Management

Background<p>Ketamine, a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-asparate and glutamate receptor antagonist, is a Phencyclidine-like dissociative agent that possesses …

A 2016 TV Preview

A guide to the returning hits and new shows on network, cable, and streaming services<p>2015 may have spawned the phrase “Peak TV” thanks to an onslaught of shows in every format imaginable, but 2016 isn’t going to offer much respite. In the coming months, terrestrial networks, premium cable, and …

The Secret To Making Anxiety Work In Your Favor

As psychologist Amy Cuddy explains, we may not be able to extinguish anxiety, but we can learn to interpret it differently.<p>Alison Wood Brooks, a colleague of mine at Harvard Business School, also happens to be a talented singer. She’s logged hundreds of hours in front of audiences, and her poise on …

I’m a high-functioning man with autism coping with health issues – do I bother dating?

Swipe Right is our advice column that tackles the tricky world of online dating. This week: how much to disclose about an illness – when you’re ready to date<p><i>Got your own online dating quandaries? Send ’em to Eva: askevaguardian@gmail.com</i><p>Dear Eva,<p>I am a 27-year-old fellow from Canada. I’m a …