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Study Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Functioning for People with Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most frequently used psychological intervention for people with chronic pain, and new approaches for improving CBT outcomes may be found in the psychological flexibility model and Acceptance and Commitment...
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting Features New, Single-Theme Format

Switching from 36 years of tradition in hosting its annual scientific meeting, the American Pain Society has changed the format for its 2018 conference to a Scientific Summit titled “Understanding Pain Mechanisms.” The event is March 4-6 at the...
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Links Sleep Patterns with Pain Persistence After Pediatric Surgery

About 20 percent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated with greater next-day pain intensity over four months after...
22-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity Information

What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent MIT engineer and researcher in her plenary session address at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting,...
15-May-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Practical Clinical Trials Can Help Find Alternatives to Opioids

Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based information on how to employ multidisciplinary pain care successfully in everyday clinical practice. A...
15-May-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Better Self-Management Improving VA Outcomes for Chronic Pain Care

Self-management programs are teaching veterans with chronic pain to become more active, manage symptoms, reduce stigma and frustration, and minimize depression and other mood disorders, according to a VA researcher speaking today at the American...
15-May-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Presents 2017 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...
18-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Holistic, Patient Centered Care Gaining Acceptance for Pain Management

Treating the whole person and not just the pain has been a mantra of the American Pain Society (APS) for decades. In his keynote address at the organization’s annual scientific meeting, holistic medicine expert David Katz, MD, director of the...
15-May-2017 12:30 PM 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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