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Category: Anesthesiology & Pain Management
New approach effectively relieves chronic low back pain
Stanford Medicine researchers have developed a type of cognition-based therapy that helps address chronic low back pain.
Post-epidural headaches can be more serious than previously known
Stanford research shows headaches caused by epidural complications during childbirth can be more serious and chronic than previously thought.
Taking the stigma out of talking about pelvic pain
Two Stanford gynecologists talk about pelvic and sexual pain, and why it's so important to empower patients to address it.
Closing racial gaps in medical residencies could take decades
A new study shows that increasing Black and Latino representation in medical residencies to match U.S. population representation could take decades.
Stanford physician-programmer creates Coders Against COVID
A Stanford anesthesiologist co-founded a volunteer organization that maps COVID-19 testing locations and displays updated data about the pandemic.
Stanford undergrads design motivator for at-home physical therapy
For a Stanford digital health biodesign course, two undergraduates developed a program to increase patients' physical therapy engagement at home.
Black medical workers write, reflect on racism
On the radio show "Forum," Black medical workers spoke about the new awareness of racism, and how writing helps them process their emotions.
Ice pack or heating pad? What works best for athletic injuries
Sports medicine expert Calvin Hwang weighs in on when you should use cold or heat for athletic injuries, such as sprains and strains.
Palliative care training project helps improve, expand services in India
A Stanford-led palliative-care training program is helping critically and chronically ill patients in India get services they need.
More prep before surgery, less pain after
Stanford physicians have developed ways to better prepare patients physically and mentally for surgery, helping them to feel less pain during recovery.
Ouch: The psychology of pain — Part 2
Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.
Ouch: Understanding pain — Part 1
How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.
“Frankly terrifying”: A podcast about drug shortages in the U.S.
In this 1:2:1 podcast, host Paul Costello discusses drug shortages with Stanford and Veterans Affairs anesthesiologist Ed Mariano.
Taking benzodiazepines boosts chances of long-term opioid use
Patients who receive prescriptions for both opioids and benzodiazepines are more likely to use opioids long term, Stanford researchers have found.
A promising new anesthetic — discovered with help from a computer
Using drug-designing software, Stanford researchers found a new anesthetic that appears to work while maintaining blood pressure.