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2012-01-19 10:15:10

The amount of needless suffering caused by both acute and chronic pain in the United States is a major, overlooked medical problem that requires improved education at multiple levels, stretching from the implementation of new public health campaigns to better training of primary care physicians in pain management. "The magnitude of pain in the United States is astounding," write the authors of a perspective piece to be published Jan. 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article...

2012-01-02 09:00:00

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2011-06-30 01:29:32

Every year, at least 116 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report. The committee called for coordinated, national efforts of public and private organizations to create a cultural transformation in how the nation understands and approaches pain management...

2011-06-29 18:16:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the one of every four American adults who suffers from chronic pain, the findings released today by the Institute of Medicine in its report, "Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research" will evoke a sigh of relief. More people suffer with pain than the number afflicted by cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined, the IOM committee noted. The 2010 Patient Protection and...

2011-06-27 10:45:00

BALTIMORE, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) today announced the launch of "Explain Your Pain," an educational initiative designed to help educate Hispanic Americans about chronic pain and foster improved dialogue between people with pain and their health care providers. A growing body of research demonstrates that minorities, including Hispanics, are less likely to have access to pain management services and treatments, have their pain documented by health...

2011-06-08 07:18:00

A Position Statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine GLENVIEW, Ill., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several recent unintentional deaths of military personnel have drawn national attention on major news websites and Sunday morning television talk shows. While these deaths are tragic and deserve deep societal mourning and introspection, the pain experts from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) urge media and government officials to rightly assess the many...

2011-05-04 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To provide pain management practitioners and other healthcare professionals with additional educational tools to help address practice challenges, Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of prescription drug monitoring services, is funding educational grants for a new pain management webinar series. The first webinar in the series, "'MAD' Misuse-Addiction-Diversion, Proactive Approaches for Your Practice" is scheduled for kickoff on Thursday, May...

2011-04-14 15:15:09

A serendipitous discovery by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that a simple illusion can significantly reduce "” and in some cases even temporarily eradicate "” arthritic pain in the hand. By tricking the brain into believing that the painful part of the hand is being stretched or shrunk, the researchers were able to halve the pain felt by 85 per cent of sufferers they tested. The research could point to new technologies of the future which could assist patients...


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