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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.

Arts grads seek out an ‘accelerated’ summer

Arts grads seek out an ‘accelerated’ summer

Two recent Department of Photography and Film graduates in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts will capture the past and future of a groundbreaking government particle physics research laboratory in an upcoming documentary project.

Keeping up with the Fulbrights

Keeping up with the Fulbrights

A record 11 Virginia Commonwealth University scholars received Fulbright awards last year — making VCU a top producer of Fulbright student scholars for 2016-17, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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