Spinal-cord stimulators — devices that use electrical currents to block pain signals before they reach the brain — are more dangerous than many patients know, an AP investigation found. They account for the third-highest number of medical device injury reports to the FDA, with more than 80,000 incidents flagged since 2008

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Anyone who came of age in the 1990s remembers the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get tattoos. Spoiler alert: Rachel gets a tattoo and Phoebe ends up with a black ink dot because she couldn’t take the pain

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Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind

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Ethical questions often emerge when treating patients’ pain with opioids or treating them for substance-use disorder—questions that do not arise in other parts of practice

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History is repeating itself. Twenty years ago, a pain management crisis existed. As many as 70 percent of cancer patients in treatment at that time, or in end-of-life care, experienced unalleviated pain

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Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety

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‘Electronic skin’ allows user to experience a sense of touch and pain; ‘After many years, I felt my hand, as if a hollow shell got filled with life again,’ amputee volunteer says

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Racial disparities in health outcomes are complicated, but this is one place to start. (Featuring our Mary Catherine Beach)

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