Jody Mitic, a soldier who lost both legs below the knee after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan two-and-a-half years ago, has set his sights on completing his first-ever half marathon, in Canada Army Run, on September 20. Fitted with two prosthetic legs, Mitic will be joining 10,000 civilians and military personnel in what many describe as the most unique running event in Canada. From the canon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the dog-tag finishers’ medals, this run has a military theme from start to finish, and provides a great opportunity to say “thanks” to the men and women who do so much for us at home and abroad. Find out more at www.armyrun.ca
Dr. Hillel M. Finestone, an Ottawa doctor and specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Bruyère Continuing Care, Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital, is the author of a new book called The Pain Detective, Every Ache Tells a Story: Understanding How Stress and Emotional Hurt Become Chronic Physical Pain. Taking the reader into several diagnostic sessions to illustrate what he sees as a “detective” process to find the source of pain, Finestone explains how psychological and social issues can influence health and healing, for better or worse. Low back and neck pain, fibromyalgia and work-related pains are delved into as Dr. Finestone exposes the deficits in current thinking about “chronic pain” and refreshingly allows the reader to partake in patients’ health journeys. In addition, he offers realistic, practical solutions. Published by Praeger ABCCLIO
(US), The Pain Detective will be available at the end of September online at Amazon.ca or ABC-CLIO.com.