LATEST CSA NEWS

Anesthesia and Developing Brains — Implications of the FDA Warning

For more than 15 years, the potential for lasting neurotoxic effects of agents used to induce general anesthesia and sedation when administered to young children — and indirectly through pregnant women to fetuses with developing brains — has been a subject of concern and considerable research interest.

Podcast - CSA President Karen Sibert MD…in her own words

In tribute to National Women Physician’s Day, I spoke with California Society of Anesthesiologist’s President-elect, Karen Sibert.

America’s veterans deserve the best, and safest, pain treatment

Pain is usually considered a symptom, not a life-threatening medical problem. But for Army veteran Richard Dejarnette, 52, constant excruciating pain in his right leg made his life intolerable, and he believes he wouldn’t be alive today if a physician anesthesiologist at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center hadn’t been there to help him.

Jerry Brown doesn’t want to give doctors a cut of new tobacco tax money

Doctors have long argued that the money they receive for serving Medi-Cal patients isn’t enough to sustain a practice, leading to a shortage of medical providers willing to treat California’s poorest residents in rural communities and other pockets of the state.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds.Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research...

Itch neurons play a role in managing pain

There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things.

Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

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