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Patients seeking relief from cramps turning to cannabis

A few years ago, you might have seen some clickbaity headlines exclaiming, “Pot tampons?!”

Cannabis can have a role in helping chronic pain

If you’ve never experienced chronic pain, consider yourself lucky.

CBD items offer good health without the highs

Shaun McHenry swears by CBDs.

WSU professor studying relationship between chronic pain and sleep

Marian Wilson, an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing, will spend the next two years looking at the relationship between sleep and chronic pain to see whether addressing …

Relationship between sleep and pain part of WSU study

Washington State University will take part in a study on the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to stem the abuse of opioid pain relievers.

Patients flood ERs, hospitals after shutdown of Seattle Pain Centers

More than 1,500 former patients of Seattle Pain Centers have sought help in Washington emergency rooms since the chain of clinics was closed abruptly in July – and hundreds more …

New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …

Researchers hope synthetic opioid would combat painkiller addiction

BALTIMORE – Prescription opioids help millions of Americans deal with pain, but their addictive qualities have created a public health problem: rising rates of opioid dependence, addiction and overdose. To …

Washington patients scramble for care after Seattle Pain Centers close

The calls are coming, angry and anxious, from pain patients across Washington worried they can’t find care. Three weeks after state officials suspended the medical license of Dr. Frank Li, …

Coping with ankle injury

A compound fracture is so much more serious because the bone that went through your skin might just lead to a bone infection. That’s bad news. It also means more …

Mom’s nightmare becomes a cause

Dr. Rosemary Orr didn’t see it coming. It was the morning after Mother’s Day. She needed a ride to work, so her 24-year-old son Robin drove her. She was in …

Prescription drug abuse, deaths target of new Washington law

At the height of his addiction, Joshua Dameron would cruise through emergency rooms in Spokane, hoping to score his next fix. Dameron got hooked on prescription pain medication after suffering …

1990s saw hard push for legal opiates

Washington’s emergence as a state with one of the highest rates of both opiate prescriptions and deaths was not, in hindsight, an accident. In 1995, Purdue Pharma introduced OxyContin in …

Shot support

Moms and dads, keep this in mind when you take your kids to the doctor for a shot: If the thought of that needle leaves you white-faced and rushing for …

Rooting out our dental fears

It’s become a cliché: “That was worse than a root canal.”