Redheads are rumored feel more pain and need more painkillers than their blonde and brown-haired cousins, but the science itself is murky.
By Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
Searching for solutions to back pain can lead sufferers into an expensive and sometimes dangerous maze of ineffectual treatments, procedures and pills, journalist and investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin found.
By Danielle Venton and Jon Brooks, KQED Future of You
Early medical procedures can dampen a child’s ability to perceive touch in the long run.
By Nsikan Akpan
As doctors and regulators restrict access to opioid treatments, many patients who genuinely need drugs to manage their pain say they are being left behind.
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
A trip to the dentist means a two-hour flight across southern Alaska for Eva Malvich.
Hundreds of dentists travel to Grundy, Va., to help the uninsured each fall.
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Sudan about a painful and debilitating parasite called the guinea worm and efforts by health workers and the Carter Center to eradicate it.
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