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Pain: What Causes it, How to Relieve it

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Our healthy lifestyles program on the Point this month focuses on causes of and relief from pain. Anyone who’s experienced acute or chronic pain knows it can impact all aspects of life. Pain can cause irritability and depression, prevent us from getting exercise, proper sleep and even eating a healthy diet.
Dr. Daniel Sheehan, Staff Physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Cape Cod joins us to talk about an integrated approach to identify and treat the root causes of pain. We also discuss the latest advances in mediations and regenerative medicine which can help prevent pain from re-occurring.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.