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Study: Women who fixate on chronic pain more likely to be prescribed opioids

Study: Women who fixate on chronic pain more likely to be prescribed opioids

Female chronic pain sufferers who negatively fixate on their symptoms report greater pain intensity and are more likely to have an opioid prescription than men with the same condition, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and led by current Virginia Commonwealth University medical student Yasamin Sharifzadeh.

What’s wading in the water?

What’s wading in the water?

What’s summer without water sports and wet suits? However, as the official start of summer approaches and outdoor recreation abounds, VCU Health physicians are encouraging swimmers of all ages to be mindful of what wades in the water.

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