Ending the opioid epidemic requires addressing not only treatment gaps in addiction and overdose, but also inadequate pain management.
For the one in 10 people with a significant fear of needles, getting a vaccination is distressing. This can disrupt vaccination campaigns, but there are effective ways to manage pain and fear.
While the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, the opioid epidemic got worse as drug overdose deaths soared. New research proposes a way to chemically modify opioids to reduce the risk of addiction.
Palliative care is about living well and meeting patients’ goals, but referral can be more complex than access to medical assistance in dying (MAID). Palliative care should be as accessible as MAID.
We can make the case against using medicinal cannabis to manage chronic pain by debunking three myths.
Finding a more personal and expressive way to talk about pain can empower sufferers and may help diagnose some conditions.
There are effective ways to help reduce babies’ pain during blood draws and injections, but they are used in less than 50 per cent of newborns. Here’s how to ease your infant’s pain.
Child health psychologists offer research-based strategies to prepare kids for pain-free and distress-free COVID-19 testing.
Health systems have very quickly pivoted to providing services online, but there is much more to do if we’re to unlock remote healthcare’s full potential.
Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
People with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain all over their body. And not all treatments work for everyone.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what’s a parent to do?
How is pain measured? A person’s pain is what they say it is.
Research shows that exercise offers promise – as an alternative to prescription opioids – for relieving chronic pain.
A scholar explains why there is no one answer. Some pain is devastating, and sometimes such pain responds well to opioids. On the other hand, there is evidence that some physicians overprescribe.
Surgeons are big prescribers of opioids. But while guidelines are in place for dentists and for doctors who prescribe opioid-based painkillers for long-term pain, there are none for surgeons.
Virtual reality has been used to treat phobias for many years, but medical researchers have began to discover that it can do so much more than that.