Managing Pain and Related Symptoms during Coronavirus

​ Practical Pain Management editorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. Full story.
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President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare fa...
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Surgeon General Advises Hospitals to Cancel Elective Surgeries

U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams, MD MPH, warns that every elective surgery could spread coronavirus within a medical center. The nation's top doctor on Saturday urged a widespread halt of hospital elective pr...
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COVID-19 Information for the Healthcare Professional

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) information and resources available to health care professionals on its website. View COVID-19 information for healthcare profe...
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AAPM 2020 a Success in National Harbor: Course Recordings & Meeting Coverage

Thanks to everyone who participated in AAPM 2020, which was held February 26-March 1 in National Harbor. Recordings of all Annual Meeting sessions as well as select preconference courses will be online soon. Learn more a...
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Smartphone Use and Primary Headache

The objective of this study is to determine the association of smartphone use with occurrence of new-onset headache and/or increased severity of headaches in patients with primary headache.  Read the abstract . ...
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A Behavioral Intervention for Depression and Chronic Pain in Primary Care

Chronic pain and depression frequently co-exist in late and mid-life and contribute to increased disability, high health care costs, psychiatric comorbidity, and suicide. Older and middle-aged depressed-pain patients: a)...
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Behavioral Activation and Behavioral Inhibition: An Examination of Function in Chronic Pain

The objective of the study was to examine the BIS-BAS model of chronic pain. This model posits that 2 neurophysiological systems-the behavioral inhibition system (BIS) sensitized to and activated by punishment cues and t...
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AAPM 2020 Resource Center Highlights

The AAPM 2020 Resource Center featured 65 companies presenting their products and services,160 scientific posters, and networking events – including popular Meet the Faculty sessions – held throughout the meeting. Learn ...
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AAPM Member Discusses Challenges of Treating Chronic Pain Patients Amidst Opioid Crisis

"We're de-prescribing without having sufficient evidence on how to do this the right way, how to protect patients," says AAPM member, Beth Darnall, PhD , in a recent Guardian Australia interview. Full story .

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