Richard "Red" Lawhern's exemplary article on behalf of patients with chronic pain is selected as he Strong Patient Advocate article of the week! by Richard A. Lawhern, Ph.D. “Catch 22” is a phrase that most of us recognize. It refers to a satirical novel by Joseph Heller (and later a chilling movie) about flight crews... Continue Reading →
Perhaps you have something called chronic metabolic syndrome. Don't wait until you are in the hospital to get the diagnosis. And if you have any type of chronic syndrome, including chronic pain, read on. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of problems that are associated with the oxidative stress of high blood pressure, obesity, huge abdominal girth, heart attack (the... Continue Reading →
Lots of people want to know the definition of "diagnosis." Merriam-Webster.com puts "diagnosis" in the Top 10% of searches. "dia" in Greek means "apart." + "gignōskein" is "to recognize" or "to know" "gnō" is "to come to know," as in spiritually; = diagignōskein - ‘distinguish, discern' DIAGNOSIS Originating in modern Latin around 1675-85, this late 17th-century... Continue Reading →
We know what matters to you. These are events in the US that don't necessarily make headlines every day, but they affect you, or your sister or neighbor. Every day, someone is affected. Without fail. The following people get our respect and admiration in recognition of tireless advocacy in the face of a courageous effort... Continue Reading →
We all feel pain when pricked by a thorn. Patients with "hyperalgesia" have pain to things that do not usually hurt others. As one can imagine, this can be a very stressful way to live, to say the least. This is a recent article by Dr. Forrest Tennant, MD, a double-American Board Certified doctor in pain... Continue Reading →
Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD University Education/Training Activity/Degree/Institution B.A. / Biology, California State University, Northridge, Cum Laude N/A / Medicine Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma M.D. Medicine / Keck USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California Anesthesiology / Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Critical Care / Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford,... Continue Reading →
MARGARET ARANDA, MD, PhD Profile Dr. Margaret Aranda is a Keck USC medical school graduate, and Stanford alumni of anesthesiology and critical care. She was also trained in Forensic and Age Management Medicine. Her dedication to knowledge and our Veterans started as President of the Pre-Med Club at the Sepulveda VA in California. The second... Continue Reading →
As with many invisible illnesses, dysautonomia and POTS are not "rare." They are frequently misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or completely unrecognized.