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Busy Day On Acute Pain

What a crazy day - the first epidural I've ever had to abandon, a myriad of acute pain consults, continuous block of the brachial plexus at the axilla, rectus sheath block x 6, post-op TAP block... and more Tegaderms than I want to remember…
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Palliative Care Experience

Last Thursday, a good classmate and I had the privilege of visiting a patient with metastatic cancer for our mandatory "palliative care experience." Under the guidance of an attending physician, we explored how the patient coped with her…
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Swearing Relieves Pain

Many of us are accustomed to following up a jammed toe, a burned finger, or heck, even a paper cut with a four letter expletive. Ever wonder why? Because it helps relieve pain! According to British researchers, this might be the result of…
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