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A call for a more patient-centered approach to treating back pain

– Dr. Dan Cherkin reflects on three decades of research on relieving back pain, concluding a supportive, healing context is key.

Dr. Dan Cherkin reflects on three decades of research to improve care for back pain, concluding a supportive, healing context may be key by Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, senior investi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/call-more-patient-centered-approach-treating-back-pain/

A ‘booster dose’ of more massage helps reduce neck pain

– Group Health and University of Vermont researchers find a longer treatment period is better for reducing dysfunction.

Group Health and University of Vermont researchers find a longer treatment period is better for reducing dysfunction. Few things feel better than a massage, and many people use i…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/07/booster-dose-more-massage-helps-reduce-neck-pain/

Dr. Jessica Chubak and team ROAR: Research on Animal-human Relationships

– A study to help kids with cancer get time with pets begins field work, with encouragement from a GHRI interest group.

Rene Hawkes, ROAR interest group member, with Pratt. Photo credit: Deb Casso. A study to help kids with cancer get time with pets begins field work, with encouragement from a GHRI …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/dr-jessica-chubak-and-team-roar-research-animal-human-relationships/