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Assessing Pain with a New Tool

Although estimates of the prevalence of chronic pain vary, the number of persons experiencing chronic pain in the U.S. is substantial. According to a new study prepared by the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 11.2 percent of adults experience chronic pain. To...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The Evolution of Patient Navigation: Addressing Disparities and Delivering Quality Care January 25 (Monday) In this FREE webinar sponsored by Pfizer, Michael L. Grignon, LMSW, CCM, MBA, will discuss the need for patient navigators (with a focus on health care disparities...

source: AOSW

Mark your calendar for the AOSW 37th Virtual Annual Conference, June 9-11, 2021. To reflect the changes brought about by the COVID-19 public health emergency, telemedicine, and more, the conference theme is the New Landscape of Health Care. Watch for registration and program...

source: AOSW

Whether you've recently been diagnosed with cancer, are currently receiving treatment or are trying to figure out your "new normal" after treatment, you may find yourself dealing with some difficult emotions. Worry, sadness, helplessness and frustration can all be part of...

source: Coping Magazine

Members of racial minorities have better survival rates than white patients for limited-stage small cell lung cancer after adjustment for other social determinants of health, according to a new study that serves as an outlier in the body...

source: PatientEngagementHIT

Scientists discover a way to target cancer's nutritional needs, which could lead to a new way to treat the disease, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Numerous studies in mice and cancer cells have shown cancer growth can be reduced in response to diets...

source: News Medical

The new tools scientists are deploying to fight the COVID-19 pandemic may soon go to work against cancer, autoimmune diseases and other illnesses. The vaccines from drug companies Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech use a new way to train the body's immune system to respond to infection....

source: Voice of America


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