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Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain

A telephone-delivered intervention, which included automated symptom monitoring, produced clinically meaningful improvements in chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to usual care, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA.

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New Research Identifies Risk Factors for Little League Shoulder

As cases of Little League Shoulder (LLS) occur more frequently, the need for additional information about the causes and outcomes of the condition has become clear. Researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting today shared new data identifying associated risk factors, common treatment options and return to play.

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Gene Variants Found That Increase Pain Sensation After Common Childhood Surgery

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The first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children has identified gene variants that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs. The findings may advance the process of calibrating pain-medication doses to a child's genetic makeup.

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Ankle Replacement Becomes More Common to Relieve Severe Arthritis Pain

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Improvements in implant design have prompted more people with severe arthritis in their ankle to consider ankle replacement to relieve pain. The newest implant is considered by many to be an advance over previous models, designed to better reproduce the ankle’s natural motion and last longer.

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Women with Migraine Experience More Headaches During the Menopausal Transition: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study

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A team of researchers reporting at the 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society found that migraine attack frequency is higher in women during peri-menopause and menopause than in pre-menopause. During pre-menopause, periods are typically regular. During the menopausal transition or “peri-menopause” menstrual periods become irregular and at menopause, menstrual periods stop.

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Researchers See Possible Answer to Chemo Pain in a Multiple Sclerosis Drug

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Saint Louis University researchers describe two discoveries: a molecular pathway by which a painful chemotherapy side effect happens and a drug that may be able to stop it.

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Easing Pain, Getting Back Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors

More and more people are surviving their cancer but they don't need to cope with lingering pain in silence. A review paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology describes what survivors can do.

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Investigators From Montefiore and Einstein to Present Data at the American Headache Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

New research on migraine to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Headache Society. Topics will cover the impact of chronic migraine on relationships and advances in headache screening and treatment protocols.

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Summer Season Springs Cluster Headaches Into Action

Montefiore Headache Specialist Explains Why the Longest Day of the Year Can Feel Much Longer For Headache Sufferers and How to Find Relief

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Older Adults Feel Less Hip and Knee Pain When Moving to the Grooving

Dancing eases hip and knee pain and helps older adults move better, according to a Saint Louis University study.

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