March 2012

  • Illustration of a person standing on a moonlit beach.

    Halt the Hurt!

    Dealing with Chronic Pain

    When pain develops slowly or persists for months or even years, it’s called chronic pain, and it can be tricky to treat. Scientists are working to learn more about chronic pain, and they’re looking for approaches beyond medication that might help you control pain.

  • Illustration of a dry desert landscape within a human silhouette.

    Dry Eyes and Mouth?

    You May Have Sjögren’s Syndrome

    If your eyes and mouth feel as dry as a desert, there are many possible causes. But if the dryness is long-lasting and accompanied by fatigue or pain, as well as swelling in some of your joints, you may have a condition called Sjögren’s syndrome.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Lesley Earl
  • Belle Waring
  • Harrison Wein