July 26, 1996 |
Like many Americans, Bob Richards was teary-eyed as he watched gymnast Kerri Strug vault on a severely sprained ankle to help win the first Olympic gold for U.S. women gymnasts in team competition. "My wife and I bawled like babies," he confessed on Wednesday, the day after the drama unfolded in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Behind his tears was much more than a spectator's sympathy. In 1952, Richards competed in Olympic pole vaulting with a pulled left hamstring.
July 5, 2010 |
Engineer George Lewis would like to move the soothing pain relief of ultrasound out of the doctor's office and into your medicine cabinet. The biomedical engineering student, who is about to receive his doctorate from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., is working on a coin-size device to make ultrasound pain relief available any time, anywhere. Doctors and physical therapists use ultrasound for pain relief for conditions such as muscle spasms, tendonitis, osteoarthritis and sciatica.
April 12, 1999
Your article "Many Specialists, but Little Relief for Most Sufferers" (March 22) discusses many important issues in the field of pain management. However, two need to be highlighted. The reason pain is often poorly managed has nothing to do with concerns about prescribing narcotic medications. In fact, nerve pain that responds better to the antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications and bone pain that is better treated with the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are just as poorly managed as pain best treated with narcotics.
April 23, 1994 |
Ruling that the former manager of PaineWebber Inc.'s Beverly Hills office should have prevented the theft of customer funds, a Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge ordered her suspended for six months from acting as a brokerage supervisor. Patricia A. Johnson, 43, had been in charge of the office from 1984 until mid-1991.
July 5, 2010 |
Pain is private. Unlike blood pressure or temperature or other symptoms easily measured and defined, the physical reaction to unpleasant stimuli is hard to quantify or predict. It varies from person to person, with each individual describing pain — and its intensity — differently. But that private perception can make the difference between a trip to the medicine cabinet for an aspirin or a trip to the doctor's office for something much stronger. Researchers study pain not to separate whiners from stoics but to understand why pain varies and, eventually, create individually tailored treatments for the many specific ailments that fall under the umbrella of pain.
October 9, 1997 |
Jim Belushi was recalling his first confrontation with the late Tupac Shakur, his co-star in "Gang Related," a cop and crook comic nightmare released Wednesday by MGM that is Shakur's final film. "He was late for the first rehearsal, didn't show up for the second [and was] late for the third, so I turned to him and I go, 'Before we start, I want to get something straight,' " the actor says during an interview in his trailer on the set of the ABC series "Total Security."
March 14, 2000 |
I-Flow Corp.'s stock rose $1.66 a share, or 41%, to $5.69 a share after the Lake Forest maker of infusion systems said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow the company to market its new catheter for pain management of large surgical incisions.
December 27, 2000 |
Lake Forest infusion products maker I-Flow Corp. said Tuesday that a federal agency has rescinded its approval for Medicare payments for the company's outpatient pain-management surgical procedures. I-Flow said in a press release that the Health Care Financing Administration decided to deny payments for its proprietary ON-Q and PainBuster pain-management systems because of "budgetary restrictions" on the agency.