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Men and Women May Process Pain Differently, Study Says

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

In a study published this month in Nature Neuroscience, as Science Daily reported, researchers interfered with microglia functioning in male and female mice, and found they could only block pain in male mice. While the study researchers believe that T-cells signal pain in women, they don't yet know how the process works.

Opening Wider and Diving Deeper Into the Immeasurable Beauty and Pain of Life

Jesua | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

It's not a spiritual requirement to be fascinated by what inhibits our greatest aliveness; and somehow compelled to uncover and reveal surprising path...

This Is What Lyme Disease Feels Like

Molly Napolitano | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Napolitano

There's also another side of Lyme people don't often talk about -- the anxiety, fear and depression that hangs a dark cloud right over your head. This doesn't happen because you feel sorry for yourself -- it happens because the bacteria gets into your brain.

What I've Learned by Living on the Streets for a Week, and Why You Should Care

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

The first week in Bucharest after I left home for college was tough. I was an acutely shy and scared 18-year old freshman roaming alone, lost in the crowded and polluted metropolis.

Post Op Pain: You Don't Have to Suffer From It

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable. Here's what you can do to prevent pain after your surgery.

The Price of Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Devoting my life to trying to let people see the damage that is caused by denying authenticity to transgender people helps to change the nature of the pain.

When Sorrow Attacks: Three Conscious Ways to Face Your Pain

Panache Desai | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Courageously facing your pain can be terrifying. However, when you allow your past and present sorrows to flow through you, pain releases its grip. You're then free to walk away with greater awareness, love, and gratitude for the lessons that came from your experience.

The Incredible Way Your Emotions Are Causing You Physical Pain

LittleThings.com | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
LittleThings.com

We spoke to some experts in order to find out more about the relationship between emotions and pain in specific areas of the body. Scroll through until you find the pain you've been experiencing to see what emotions might be causing the pain!

Injured? Stuck in Bed? Can't Work? How to Remain Positive and Hopeful When Your 'Normal Life' Is 'On Hold'

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

If you (or someone you love) is dealing with a frustrating injury, here are a few resources to help make your life a little easier and less painful, and bring some brightness and hope into your heart.

The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre...

7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Lexi Behrndt

Life is fragile. Hard times are inevitable. At one time or another, we will all go through a difficult time, whether we deal with sickness, catastrophe, crisis, or relational breakdown. In those times, we need each other more than ever, but it's not just enough to be surrounded by people.

Five Spiritual Lessons from a Bike Wreck, Broken Collarbone, and Nine Rib Fractures

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

These truths might not be popular, especially among people who like to stay busy and cyclists who like to travel in groups and draft behind one another. But they are insights that could only be gained by several days in a ditch, ER and hospital -- my own school of hard knocks.

On Being a Mom Without a Mom

Kristina Cowan | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Kristina Cowan

I saw no silver lining in my mom's young death. She was 46 and I was 15. It ushered in my life, 2.0, a time when I came to view the world through catastrophe-colored lenses -- something with which I still struggle.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Will You Help Me Remember Margaret on Mother's Day?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

We celebrate Mother' Day in a variety of ways. Some of us will take our wives and/or mothers to a nice restaurant. We might even offer a toast on their behalf.

Healthier Sleep: How to Make the Most of Bedtime Yoga

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

The key to making bedtime yoga work for you is to use it consistently and to adopt it as part a healthy approach towards sleep. Try to incorporate yoga as a part of a regular bedtime routine. Practicing the same behaviors and winding down at the same time every night tells your body what to expect, and consistency helps train your internal clock.

428 Ways I Love My Daughter

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

We've become interchangeable, my daughter and I: teacher and learner, guide and novice, master and apprentice.

Your Sleeping Troubles Might Be Causing You Physical Pain

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Cold showers are rarely fun. But if you suffer from insomnia, they can be downright painful. A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Hea...

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Chronic Pain Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

We need to do a better job of addressing chronic pain from a patient's perspective. And that includes more research around the neurobiology of pain. Having people endure daily pain just is not acceptable, and no one should consider it normal.

Where Does It Hurt?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

How does it feel to open to suffering? You could find that it brings you closer to others, and that there is more kindness coming back your way. You could feel more grounded in the truth of things, particularly in how it actually is for the people around you.

Pain Is Universal, and So Is Kindness

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Good News
Lexi Behrndt

Kindness is contagious. Kindness dissolves anger, rage, and violence. Even when kindness is beaten down, it finds a way to prevail. All we have to do is look for it.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.25.2015 | Science

Many doctors believe babies' brains are not developed enough to feel pain, but a surprising new study suggests this may not be the case. According...

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).