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Study Shows High Rate of Chronic Pain in Homeless Older Adults

Almost half of older homeless adults are believed to suffer from longstanding chronic pain, mostly associated with post-traumatic stress syndrome, arthritis and physical abuse, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the...
11-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Selects Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Recipients

Furthering its mission to support and advance pain science, the American Pain Society (APS),, today announced recipients of its annual Future Leaders in Pain Research grants program. Three APS awards of $25,000 are...
4-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct...
18-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pain Severity Leading Predictor of Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery

New research reported in The Journal of Pain shows the strongest predictive factors for prolonged opioid use after a traumatic musculoskeletal injury and surgery are pain severity and a poor sense of control over pain.
5-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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