Teaching Patients to Regulate Emotions May Ease Chronic Pain

MILWAUKEE — A novel primary care–based behavioral intervention designed to recalibrate the negative emotions that can perpetuate chronic pain is beneficial for older adults with varying levels of cognitive function, new research suggests. Preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial of 100 older patients showed that those who underwent the...
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Older Adults’ Perceptions Of Opioid-Related Policies And What They Mean For Pain Treatment

Pain is everywhere. In the United States, nearly 66 million individuals experience acute pain from a surgery or procedure each year, and 100 million individuals suffer from chronic pain lasting weeks to years. The US has garnered the dubious honor of becoming one of the world’s largest consumers of prescription opioid analgesics, in part fueled by...
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Keeping Watch on Pain in Older Adults

Individuals respond differently to pain and pain relief by Liz Carey January 9, 2019 Chronic pain becomes more common as people grow older, at least in part because of health problems, such as osteoarthritis, that become more prevalent. Military veterans are another group at increased risk for chronic pain. There is...
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COPD Hospitalization Risk Linked to Opioid/Benzodiazepine Use

Opioid and benzodiazepine use was associated with more adverse respiratory events in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Furthermore, although adverse effects are not exacerbated in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea, those with high-complexity COPD are at greater risk...
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Marijuana Damages Young Brains States that legalize it should set a minimum age of 25 or older.

Simply because society has become more accepting of marijuana use doesn’t make it safe for high school and college students. Cigarettes and alcohol, both legal, have caused great harm in society as well as to people’s health, and have ruined many lives. Marijuana may do the same. We must tightly...
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Teaching Patients to Regulate Emotions May Ease Chronic Pain

MILWAUKEE — A novel primary care–based behavioral intervention designed to recalibrate the negative emotions that can perpetuate chronic pain is...
Read More

Older Adults’ Perceptions Of Opioid-Related Policies And What They Mean For Pain Treatment

Pain is everywhere. In the United States, nearly 66 million individuals experience acute pain from a surgery or procedure each year, and 100...
Read More

Keeping Watch on Pain in Older Adults

Individuals respond differently to pain and pain relief by Liz Carey January 9, 2019 Chronic pain becomes more common as people...
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COPD Hospitalization Risk Linked to Opioid/Benzodiazepine Use

Opioid and benzodiazepine use was associated with more adverse respiratory events in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...
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Marijuana Damages Young Brains States that legalize it should set a minimum age of 25 or older.

Simply because society has become more accepting of marijuana use doesn’t make it safe for high school and college students....
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Opioid risks are different for kids and teens—the guidelines should be, too

As the opioid epidemic took hold and expanded in the United States, physicians and medical organizations researched and created better...
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Federal pain management task force emphasizes opioid alternatives

A federal task force issued a report Thursday outlining best practices for managing acute and chronic pain with an emphasis...
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