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Pain Control is Focus of Allan Basbaum's Research Career

May 02, 2012 UCSF's Allan Basbaum, PhD, a pioneer in the pain field, says one major lesson that has emerged in years of research is that not all types of pain are the same — nor should they be treated the same.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Showcases New Cutting-Edge Facility

March 16, 2011 More than 100 faculty members, students and staff celebrated the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science’s new home on the Mission Bay campus on Wednesday as part of an open house to highlight the innovative services available in the cutting-edge facility.

Pain, especially from arthritis, is common in the last two years of life, study finds

November 01, 2010 In the first study to look at the prevalence of pain experienced among older people during the last two years of life, researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center found that 46 percent of study participants suffered moderate to severe pain during their final four months of life.

High-dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine

September 21, 2010 An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain – aspirin – is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.

Zen Hospice, UCSF partner on opening of new patient facility

August 27, 2010 A celebration of the Zen Hospice Project’s Guest House re-opening and new partnership with UCSF Medical Center.

Miaskowski First Nurse Scientist to Receive ACS Clinical Research Professorship

July 15, 2010 UCSF’s Christine Miaskowski is the first nurse scientist to be named American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinical Research Professor.

Barrows Appointed Director of Clinical Programs at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

April 21, 2010 Kevin Barrows, MD, has been appointed as director of Clinical Programs for the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Pain-Sensation Research Leads to 2010 Passano Award for Julius

April 19, 2010 Noxious and downright painful stimuli are a given in every life, but they also often provide useful warnings to get out of harm’s way.

UCSF Doctors Return from Medical Mission Treating Haitian Earthquake Survivors

February 12, 2010 A month after the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, UCSF anesthesiologists report that more volunteers are needed to help earthquake survivors.

For the Most Painful Headaches, a Simple, Drug-Free Treatment Usually Works

December 16, 2009 Treatment of excruciatingly painful cluster headaches with pure oxygen often relieves pain within 15 minutes, according to a study led by a UCSF headache expert.