Keivan Tavakoli

The Importance of Sleep: Its Relation to Pain Tolerance and Overall Well-being

Woman waking up in bed

We’ve all experienced the grogginess and irritability that come after a sleepless night, a feeling all too familiar to fans of the TV show “The Office” when recalling the hilarious yet concerning episode “Night Out.” But beyond these immediate effects, inadequate sleep can have profound implications for our pain tolerance and overall health. Dr. Keivan […]

The Role of Nutrition in Alleviating Chronic Pain: Anti-inflammatory Diets and Their Benefits

Person wearing a purple shirt holding their wrist

In today’s fast-paced world, we often neglect the profound connection between the food we consume and our overall health. A plethora of books, from “Eat, Pray, Love” to “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, touch upon the importance of nourishing our bodies mindfully. This is especially relevant when it comes to chronic pain management. Dr. Keivan Tavakoli often […]

Life Beyond the Clinic: Exploring the Humanitarian and Intellectual Pursuits of Medical Professionals


Medical professionals are often perceived through the lens of their clinical roles – diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients. While this is undeniably a significant aspect of their identity, many physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers lead rich lives beyond hospital walls. Their pursuits stretch into the realms of humanitarian efforts, intellectual endeavors, and personal passions. […]

The Toxicology of Urban Life: Air Pollution and its Long-Term Health Effects

Air Pollution

As urban centers worldwide continue to expand, so too does the shadow of air pollution that hangs over them. The rush-hour traffic jams, bustling industrial zones, and ever-present construction sites contribute to a complex cocktail of airborne pollutants. But what are the implications of this pollution for the millions who call these urban centers home? […]

The Evolution of Personalized Medicine: Tailoring Treatments to the Individual

Personal Medicine

Medicine, from its earliest inception, has always been about healing. However, the approach has largely been one-size-fits-all, prescribing blanket treatments for common ailments. The last two decades, however, have ushered in an era of revolution, shifting the paradigm from generic to genomic. This transformation is known as personalized medicine. Personalized medicine, as the name suggests, […]