New research from Padma Gulur, MD, a professor of anesthesiolgy at Duke University Medical Center bolstered a bright idea about pain management: green light exposure that may help the 20% of adults who have chronic pain.
Rana Gupta, PhD, a professor of medicine and Duke Science and Technology Scholar, says fat is more than an energy bank: it’s “a very talkative, chatty tissue,” and what it says can tell us a lot about how fat affects heart disease, diabetes and overall health.
NC-PAL is a free provider-to-provider consultation line and education program available to all clinicians across the state for questions about behavioral health or psychiatric medication management for their pediatric and perinatal patients. Nicole Heilbron and Gary Maslow are leads of the program, part of the statewide effort to address the youth mental health crisis.
Many people incorrectly assume that having a disability lowers a person’s quality of life. Christopher Lunsford, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, wants to change that misconception. Lunsford works to increase the conversation around disability as a facet of diversity, emphasizing that disability advocacy can and should be a focus of institutional excellence. Building a stronger disability consciousness, he says, can help improve treatment for patients and teaching for students and trainees.
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