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2014-05-22 08:29:17

Pain Management Physician Dr. Kamran Saraf Is Now Accepting New Patients in Olney, Maryland. OLNEY, Md., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kamran Saraf is pleased to announce the grand opening of Potomac Spine & Pain Specialists in Olney, Maryland. All patients will be seen and treated personally by Dr. Saraf, who is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Saraf grew up in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland and Georgetown University....

2014-05-21 23:10:53

Healthesystems clinicians assembled a valuable resource for workers’ compensation payers to share with prescribers who are treating patients for chronic pain with opioid therapy. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Implementation of an aggressive opioid management strategy that includes opioid dose tapering can minimize risks to injured workers and workers’ compensation claims organizations. Long-term opioid therapy carries significant risks and can lead to complex, escalating and...

2014-05-21 13:49:42

UNC Health Care Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have found a new target for treating chronic pain: an enzyme called PIP5K1C. In a paper published today in the journal Neuron, a team of researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, shows that PIP5K1C controls the activity of cellular...

2014-05-15 23:03:16

Dr. Charles Barotz now offers TruDenta® headache treatment for Aurora, CO-area residents suffering from migraines, headaches and jaw pain. TruDenta® leverages a holistic view of all elements in the mouth including tendons, nerves, bones and muscles to deliver needle- and drug-free relief to headache and migraine sufferers. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dr. Charles S. Barotz of the Denver Headache Center, a new division of Barotz Dental, is a leading provider of headache...

2014-05-14 08:32:12

Small Business Innovation Research award helps fund final phase of clinical research for medical device that uses electrical stimulation to relieve shoulder pain in stroke patients. CLEVELAND, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SPR Therapeutics, a medical device company, has received a $2.9 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health to support collection of the clinical data required to commercialize its SMARTPATCH® peripheral...

2014-05-12 16:28:29

MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Columbus! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, May 17, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Now in its 4(th) year, PAINWeekEnd...

2014-05-08 23:16:25

Advanced Pain Care Holding Fundraiser, Offering Services to Wounded Soldiers and Veterans Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 In honor of Memorial Day, locally owned Advanced Pain Care announced that it is accepting appointments for chronic pain evaluations, at no cost for active duty military servicemen and women and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Beginning Tuesday, May 27th through Friday, May 30th, these free pain screenings are available in Advanced Pain Care’s Georgetown and Cedar...

2014-05-08 23:10:29

Workers’ compensation claims professionals can gain a practical understanding of how changes in the central nervous system can affect the brain’s perception of pain and set the stage for chronic pain. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Workers’ compensation claims professionals can learn about alternative approaches to managing chronic pain by downloading an article from the new issue of Healthesystems’ RxInformer clinical journal. The piece provides a practical understanding of how...

2014-05-08 04:21:45

Advanced Illumina(TM) 3D Programming Software Provides Highly Significant Pain Relief in Study Patients NATICK, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New retrospective data highlighting the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) Precision Spectra(TM) Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System demonstrate the device provided sustained and highly significant relief of low-back pain six months after implantation. Results were presented at the World Institute of Pain (WIP) 7(th) World Congress in...

2014-05-07 23:12:57

Newly-approved device is the world’s first and only neurostimulator that is upgradeable and able to access new features once approved without additional surgery. Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 This month, Amit Darnule, M.D., became the first physician in the Greater Fort Worth area to implant the Protégé™ IPG, the world’s first and only neurostimulation system that allows technology upgrades as they are approved to be made via software updates. With this device,...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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