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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.

Fellowship winner revels in humor, and your discomfort

Fellowship winner revels in humor, and your discomfort

Anthony Iacono wants to bring you into his world, and maybe even make you laugh. “It’s this perverse world,” said the graduate student in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Sculpture and Extended Media.

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