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The journal Healthcare reports on a program called PATH—Practical Alternative to Hospitalization. Looking to assess its feasibility, the article evaluated hospital admissions from the emergency department (ED). Such admissions account for over 15% of health expenses in the United States. Because of...

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>54 million adults and ~300,000 children in the US have been diagnosed with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation has released a new pain report: How It Hurts. The 28-page pdf details plans to positively impact the lives of those with arthritis pain. In addition to increased research, funding, and...

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Earlier this year, it was reported in Cephalalgia that migraine pain could be reduced through the use of intranasal dry air, which cooled nasal passages. The study looked at headache, nausea, sound and photosensitivity. A small study of 51 patients demonstrated a significantly larger lowering of...

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A trial highlighted in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology looks at the analgesic effects of cannabidiol. While people may take CBD for pain relief, “no experimental pain research has tested the analgesic effects” in humans. Researchers experimentally tested CBD’s effects on...

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An article in the New York Times shows just how mainstream virtual reality for healthcare is becoming. Studies have shown the power of VR: the Daily Dose has spotlighted how VR improves quality of life for breast cancer patients, helps those with back pain return to activities, and can be considered...

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Stress can be bad. But just how bad? And when, and for how long? The journal of Stress & Health published an article investigated long-term marriages over 27 years from 1991 to 2017. Researchers focused on couples living in rural areas and concentrated on stress as a factor in pain. According to the...

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The Journal of Pain Research published an article entitled, Bibliometric Analysis of Research Articles on Pain in the Elderly Published from 2000 to 2019. In it, over 2100 articles were included, the largest number of them from the United States. "This work provides researchers with an in-depth...

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Although women have some conditions at much higher rates than men, and experience more adverse effects than men, and may need smaller dosages than men, they are frequently lumped in the same category as men. An article discussed on the site The Hill points out that “Despite the inclusion of women...

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What do nurses know, and what are their attitudes about pain management? Researchers assessed just that in a study published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 154 nurses working at the National Geriatric Hospital in Vietnam completed the Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain...

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The European Journal of Pain published a 2-part clinical practice guideline: part 1 covers the role of opioids in the management of chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) and part 2, special situations. The position paper was commissioned by the European Pain Federation (EFIC). Eight scientific societies and...

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