University of Cincinnati Medical Center http://wvxu.org en University of Cincinnati targeting sources of chronic pain http://wvxu.org/post/university-cincinnati-targeting-sources-chronic-pain <p>The University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan are joining with Eli Lilly to research ways to treat and reduce chronic pain.</p><p>The newly created <a href="http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=19940" target="_blank">Midwest Pain Consortium</a> aims to find what causes certain kinds of pain, like fibromyalgia, and seek out new drug and non-pharmaceutical treatments.</p><p>According to the<a href="http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13172&amp;page=1" target="_blank"> Institute of Medicine</a>, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:38:46 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27516 at http://wvxu.org Freezing out cancer and maybe asthma http://wvxu.org/post/freezing-out-cancer-and-maybe-asthma <p>Doctors at the<a href="http://universityhospital.uchealth.com/"> University of Cincinnati Medical Center </a>are freezing out certain kinds of&nbsp;cancers and precancerous lesions with a tiny camera, a catheter and a special kind of spray. Traditional forms of cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen to freeze and eliminate&nbsp;harmful tissue) are very localized. <a href="http://csamedical.com/trufreeze/">truFreeze</a>, new to UC Health<strong>,&nbsp;enables doctors to treat larger surfaces</strong>.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 18430 at http://wvxu.org Freezing out cancer and maybe asthma