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Device treats pain so opioids don't have to

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

There's a dire need to find alternatives to opioids - the highly effective but highly addictive medications. And now local engineers are going directly to the source to stop the pain.
At a lab at Northwestern University, it's all about tiny devices that make a big impact. From sensors that measure vital signs for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit to devices that track recovery in stroke patients, Professor John Rogers' latest project is pain.
“Managing and treating pain is an important part of patient care,” Rogers said. “Drug-based approaches such as those that rely on opioids...
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