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Past Blog Posts

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
June 18, 2012
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Two weeks ago was the occasion of the NIH Pain Consortium 7th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pain Research. It was a great meeting, and we heard some terrific science presented. Modern neuroscience is clearly opening up our understanding of how the brain processes painful stimuli, and is yielding insights about how emotional states (or even placebo pills) modify the processing of pain in the brain.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
May 24, 2012
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Having just returned from the 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, the term “integrative” and its various meanings are very much on my mind.

The legislation that created NCCAM puts a clear emphasis on integration. Here is what the law says:

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
May 17, 2012
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Welcome to NCCAM’s new Research Blog. I am excited to have a new place for a dialogue about the complex and interesting issues surrounding the research that the Center is supporting.

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