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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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Connecting with healthcare providers via technology. Good or bad? Will technology be the link between providers and patients more and more in the future? Kevin L. Zacharoff MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP, offers his views. Dr. Zacharoff is Faculty and Clinical Instructor Course Director, Pain and Addiction...

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Can chronic pain patients access better pain management with the help of an app? A study examined adherence, communication, and pain self-management through the use of a pain management app. Over 240 chronic pain patients participated in an exploratory study comparing two groups, either with or...

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Medication and/or psychotherapy does not work for approximately 30% of patients with major depression. How can practitioners help those who are unresponsive? Brain stimulation may help, but for every person with a mental disorder, there may be a different manifestation and potential response to...

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It's a new age of knee replacement! Using 3D modeling and robotics, knee replacements are more personalized, exact, and lead to improved quality of life. How? A presurgery CT scan of the patient’s knee is uploaded to software and the joint is replicated in a 3D model, which the surgeon uses to plan...

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A research article published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior details how smartphones are being used to survey real-time data for health. Researchers sought to determine “whether disadvantage and disorder in the immediate context—within or outside of the residential neighborhood—is...

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Featured Faculty Brennan Spiegel, MD, presented Application of Virtual Reality to Pain Management at the 2020 PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference. In it, he discussed the science and practice of virtual analgesia for acute and chronic pain management. Virtual analgesia involves use of virtual reality...

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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is common and painful. There is no cure, except a kidney transplant, which involves a large incision necessary for the invasive surgery. Now, however, with the help of a robot, the procedure can be minimally invasive, with a smaller incision, reduced complication risk...

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