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If your health care provider is nice, you’ll feel less pain

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Preliminary medical marijuana research shows promise in lessening opioid use, but needs to be confirmed by more studies

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Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Many women and health care providers assume CBD safe during pregnancy despite lack of research, surveys show

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

While most women of childbearing age understand drinking alcohol while pregnant is harmful, they may be less skeptical about the safety of cannabidiol (CBD), even though there is no evidence to support that belief, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Opioids often prescribed after cesarean delivery even when not needed

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Nearly 90% of women who did not use opioids in the hospital after cesarean delivery were nonetheless discharged with a prescription for opioids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Laughing gas helpful for labor pain, safe for baby, but ultimately most women switched to an epidural, study shows

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Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby.

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Colorectal surgery patients use fewer opioids, report less pain with enhanced recovery after surgery program, study shows

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Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Seun Johnson-Akeju, M.D.,with its 2019 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Seun Johnson-Akeju, M.D., M.M.Sc., with its 2019 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the study of neuroscience and anesthesia.

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Newswise: The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

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The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

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In recent weeks, presidential candidates pledged billions of dollars to bring broadband and internet access to rural America. That’s a good start, but the issue that the candidates need to address goes far beyond technology. It’s troubling that no candidate has begun to identify a strategy to concentrate on a more sweeping problem: More and more young people in our nation’s rural communities look at their hometowns and realize those places simply can’t support their dreams.

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