Pain Through the Ages

A group of UConn researchers would like to eliminate chronic pain. That’s why the School of Nursing, in collaboration with UConn Health and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, has formed the new Center for Advancement in Managing Pain. Working together, individuals in fields as diverse as nursing, genetics, gerontology, pharmacology, kinesiology, and pediatrics are focused on finding answers. Their goal? Helping people of all ages return to healthy lifestyles … pain free.

A doctor gives a child a high five for doing so well at her appointment. (iStock Photo)

Kidding Aside, Chronic Pain Affects All Ages

A UConn behavioral psychologist says parents can affect how a child experiences pain, so it's important to include them in the treatment plan.

Kyle Baumbauer and Erin Young, at the Cell and Genome Sciences Building in Farmington on March 31, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Pain in the Gut

Genetic variants may help explain why, given the same circumstances, one person can feel so much pain while another does not, says School of Nursing researcher Erin Young.

lder adults, both men and women, exercise together. (iStock Photo)

Getting Older Shouldn’t Mean Being in Pain

Exercise can help combat osteoarthritis pain. A UConn nursing professor is using guided reminiscence to encourage older adults to stay active.

A child with jaw pain. (iStock Photo)

Medical Practitioners Face Up to Pain

An interdisciplinary UConn team has designed a teaching module to help medical professionals learn how to treat their patients' pain more effectively.

Nursing professor Angela Starkweather at the School of Nursing, with a sensory analysis test underway in the background, on March 1, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Understanding Pain, from Cells to Systems

A new center at UConn is devoted to finding answers to chronic pain.