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Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep

January 28, 2019
Source: The New York Times
Sleep deprivation can make your physical aches more painful. A new study begins to explain how that happens.

Clinical Pain Science: A Transdisciplinary Approach - Portland, OR (April 26-27, 2019)

January 21, 2019
Source: Paradigm Education LLC
Clinical Pain Science provides a bridge between the science of pain and its application. The course will provide participants with an easy-to-apply conceptual model that simplifies how to understand pain. This model can then be used to ‘deconstruct’ their client’s pain to identify a therapeutic plan, where they can utilize their existing skill set (if applied differently).

Register for the 2019 Oregon Pain Summit (January 26th & 27th)

December 5, 2018
Source: PainWise, Mid-Valley Pain Alliance, and the Oregon Physical Therapy Association
The Oregon Pain Summit is intended to provide attendees with up-to-date, and clinically useful, pain science. During the Summit attendees will learn how all pain is constructed, how pain functions, and the impact of other health domains on pain.

Oregon surgeon finds opioids mostly unnecessary for thyroid surgeries

November 13, 2018
Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive
An endocrine surgeon at OHSU Hospital found that she could reduce opioid prescriptions by changing the way pain is treated.

Signing Opioid Law, Trump Pledges To End 'Scourge' Of Drug Addiction

October 24, 2018
Source: National Public Radio (NPR)
With the nation reeling from an epidemic of drug overdose deaths, President Trump signed legislation Wednesday that is aimed at helping people overcome addiction and preventing addictions before they start.

Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup: Most Americans would choose an alternative to opioids following surgery

October 23, 2018
Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
While nearly all Americans say they would choose an alternative to opioid pain relievers following surgery, few patients are talking to their health care provider about it, according to the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup.

Practical Pain Science Course (Portland, OR - Oct 20-21, 2018)

September 28, 2018
Source: Paradigm Education LLC
Practical Pain Science provides a bridge between the science of pain and its application. The course will provide participants with an easy-to-apply conceptual model that simplifies how to understand pain. This model can then be used to ‘deconstruct’ their client’s pain to identify a therapeutic plan, where they can utilize their existing skill set (if applied differently).

The House just passed a bipartisan bill to confront the opioid epidemic

September 28, 2018
Source: Vox
Congress is doing something about the opioid epidemic. But experts say it’s not enough.

NIH study broadens understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the U.S.

September 5, 2018
Source: National Institutes of Health
Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke. ... Together, the HICP population constitutes some 4.8 percent of the U.S. adult population.

NIH research program to explore the transition from acute to chronic pain

August 28, 2018
Source: National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health has launched the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) program to investigate the biological characteristics underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain.