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Ultrasound Breakthrough Treats Pain Noninvasively

Grant empowers researchers to test their fMRI-guided ultrasound system on essential tremor and post-stroke pain.
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Online Therapy Improves Pain, Overall Satisfaction

Interstitial cystitis patients reported that telemedicine sessions provided substantial benefits.
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Study Examines Puberty in Girls with Autism

Researchers are seeking girls with and without autism to join study; participating families to receive education, resources.

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Hypnosis Diminishes Pain, Urinary-Tract Symptoms

Greatest gains seen in those with the worst symptoms.
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Family Training Eases Transition for Autistic Youth

Parents with the fewest skills at the outset made greatest gains with group training.
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Remote Approach Extends Autism Evaluation

Multimillion-dollar grant will power a statewide rollout to test its practical utility.
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Signals of Risk for Substance Use Disorder

Researchers are exploring how to mine EHRs for genetic and other data to develop better risk phenotypes for addiction.
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Age-Friendly Care for Seniors Dealing with Substance Abuse

Curricula are being developed at VUMC to train health care personnel in the details of managing older adults with substance use disorder.
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Pregnant Patients with SUD Face Treatment Barriers

Secret shopper studies show how pregnant women slip through the treatment cracks at a prime time for recovery.