• Basketball players who weave through defense to shoot the basket face a higher risk of tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), but after repair return to the same level of play.

  • Electrolyte supplements don’t prevent illness

    Researchers found that supplements did not appear to protect endurance athletes from illness caused by electrolyte imbalances. They also found that hot temperatures are a risk factor.

  • Microbial loss, ulcerative colitis linked

    Bacteria normally inhabiting healthy people’s intestines — and the anti-inflammatory metabolites these bacteria produce — are depleted in ulcerative colitis patients, a Stanford study shows.

  • Grants to study pain, opioids awarded

    Five researchers were awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health to study opioid misuse and pain treatment.

  • Choice-based C-section pain management

    The Stanford-led research tested an approach that allowed women to choose the level of pain management they wanted during a cesarean section.

  • Popular opioids fail patients on SSRIs

    Patients taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not respond well to hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, Stanford researchers report.

  • Bundle of cells produces pain aversion

    Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.

  • Physical therapy for reducing opioid use

    Physical therapy within three months of a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis reduced patients’ risk of long-term opioid use by about 10 percent, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and Duke.

  • Dental opioids and youth addiction

    In teenagers and young adults, receiving opioids from dental providers is linked with elevated risk for continued opioid use and abuse, a Stanford study has found.

  • Mystery of headaches, nausea

    By the time she was 24, Rachel Hale was on her fourth diagnosis and had been on headache medication for years. Then she met with Ian Carroll, MD, a headache and orofacial pain specialist at Stanford.

  • Heroin discharges surpass opioid discharges

    The findings of a new Stanford-led study suggest that illicit drugs are beginning to replace prescription opioids as the source of the national drug epidemic.

  • Working through pain toward success in school

    With the help of an advocacy program and integrated complex care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Hari Suresh navigated an obstacle-strewn path to scholastic success.

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