Protect yourself from opioid addiction

Dr. Tom MillerΒ speaks about pain treatment alternatives to opioids you should know about and how to have a discussion with your doctor about how best to avoid becoming addicted.

SNAIL VENOM: ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the U received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.

PAIN IN THE BACK

The College of Health at University of Utah Health has been awarded a six-year, $6.5 million grant to study non-drug treatment of back pain among active duty members of the military.

Cultivating joy through mindfulness

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues.

ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS

U’s Eric Garland offers insights at NIH meeting on using mindfulness as intervention for pain.

Genetic discovery in rare eye disease

John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein and his patients at the U played a key role in the recent discovery of the first genetic cause for a disease causing a gradual loss of central vision.

CONTINUUM SPRING 2018

Read mindfulness 101, an academic’s β€œfield notes” on her own dementia, law alums and students joining forces to free an innocent man who spent 22 years in prison and more.

CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Expanding the research mission of Red Butte Garden’s Conservation Department to restore rare Utah plants.