Memorial Day: A Tribute to My Father

Webster Family Grave on Memorial Day

This article, in a slightly edited form, first appeared on Pain News Network on May 30, 2020.   When I was a little boy, we planted roses, geraniums, chrysanthemums, and tulips at the graveside of my grandparents every Memorial Day. In the beginning, we only had my maternal grandfather’s and paternal grandmother’s graves to decorate.…

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Honoring Our Veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Those statistics are difficult to read anytime, but they seem especially troubling as the United States commemorates Memorial Day. This is the time for us to acknowledge that those who have served our country deserve the best medical care available.

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The Science of Connection: How It Helps People in Pain

Connection Can Make People Feel Better Hugs and friendship … the combination of that connection can make people feel better. Science has proven it, and that’s the type of news I want to share. First, a disclaimer. I don’t mean to trivialize pain or turn the discussion into a Shirley Temple film. I have dedicated…

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