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American Pain Society Offers Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

Marijuana often is used to self treat chronic pain and, with 24 states legalizing medical use of the herb, the American Pain Society published guidance in The Journal of Pain for physicians caring for patients who use cannabis. The paper also...
23-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Awarded Research Grant from Mayday Fund

The American Pain Society,, announced today it will be awarded a two-year research grant of $100,000 from the Mayday Fund to support the organization’s Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Program. The money will...
31-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Psychological Flexibility Might Be the Key to Better Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

Although numerous studies prove that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective in chronic pain treatment, psychologists acknowledge they need to learn which components of CBT provide the best outcomes for different people with pain, according...
14-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Evidence Shows Benefits of Psychological Care in Pain Management

Increasing practitioner skepticism about the long-term safety of opioid pain medications for treating chronic pain and compelling evidence showing the benefits of cognitive-based therapies are convincing more and more physicians to consider...
13-May-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Honors Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award Recipients

The American Pain Society (APS),, today honored recipients of its annual Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards recognizing the nation’s outstanding pain care centers. Two multidisciplinary pain...
12-May-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Presents 2016 Achievement Awards

The American Pain Society (APS),, today announced recipients of its prestigious achievement awards during the organization’s annual scientific meeting. APS recognizes excellence in pain management with awards for...
12-May-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Better Self Management Improves Outcomes for Chronic Pain Care

The National Pain Strategy, released this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, places strong emphasis on self management and patient education as critical pathways for improving treatment of chronic pain, especially the leading...
12-May-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Politics of Pain Epitomizes U.S. Liberal-Conservative Divide

Although policy issues may change, the debate on how to treat people with chronic pain has been a decades-long battleground in the ongoing liberal-conservative tug of war in American politics, according to author and medical historian Keith Wailoo,...
12-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inadequate Pain Research Funding Hampers Effort to Find Safer and More Effective Treatments

Funding for pain research remains at disproportionately low levels despite overwhelming evidence that untreated and undertreated chronic pain is the costing the nation more than $600 billion a year in medical costs and lost work time, and is...
9-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT

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