Category: Pain

mid-frame of woman lying in hospital bed with IV in arm

July 20, 2020

Understanding Anesthesia and Common Side Effects

Medications that prevent pain can cause side effects, but your surgical team is prepared to handle them.

Anesthesia, Pain

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Opioid painkillers prescription bottle

December 15, 2017

Prescribed Opioid Painkillers? Ask These Questions

Ask your doctor these questions so you can minimize pain and your risk of addiction.

Addiction, Pain

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A man grabs his neck in pain.

May 2, 2013

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological b...

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

Chronic Illness, Neurology, Pain, Stress, Wellness

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PAP (red) is found in neurons that sense pain-producing stimuli. Credit: Zylka lab

April 23, 2012

Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a tr...

UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Pain, Research, Treatment

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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Yvonne Golightly

October 12, 2011

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.

Pain, Treatment

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A sad looking woman.

July 19, 2011

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postp...

A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties.

Mental Health, Pain, Pregnancy

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Music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett works with two patients at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

June 15, 2011

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

Health, Pain, Treatment

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