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Anesthesia Topics in the News

ASA Headquarters building featured in CEO Update

ASA's new headquarters building was featured in CEO Update. The article quoted CEO Paul Pomerantz: “The physicians really want something that reflects the legacy, as well as the future. We want our members to use (the new building) and right now their reaction has been very favorable. Almost every weekend there’s another set of volunteers in for a meeting.” Read the article here.

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ASA President-elect discusses anesthesia software with Crain’s

John Abenstein, M.D. shared his expertise on anesthesia guidance systems in an article published by Crain’s Cleveland Business about Cleveland Clinic spinoff Talis Clinical.

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ASA member James Rathmell, M.D. explains TENS to NPR audience

NPR interviewed ASA Committee on Pain Medicine member Dr. Rathmell for a story on the Cefaly headband, a new device that uses TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to relieve pain from migraines. Read the story.

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San Francisco Chronicle Anesthesiologists Focus on Patient Safety

San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 15, 2013

At the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ annual meeting, taking place this week in San Francisco's Moscone Center, U.S. anesthesiologists are focusing much of their discussion not on the latest in drugs or technology, but on the decidedly less sexy topic of patient safety and their influential role in it - before, during and after surgery.

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CBS Evening News

CBS Evening News reported on a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 that offers hope to chronic headache sufferers in the form of an electronic pulse. 

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Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Injecting a local anesthetic into the area of the neck that communicates with the brain’s temperature regulation zone was associated with a 50 percent reduction in hot flashes among women with moderate to severe symptoms, a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting found.

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