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The Management of Pain
For thousands of years, doctors have been helping to relieve their patients' pain with a variety of medications and treatments. Like other areas of medicine, a new subset of doctors have become specialists in treating pain. They are focused on managing all types of pain - studying what causes it, how the body reacts to it, how different medications dull or eliminate the pain, and how other treatments can be used to relieve many painful conditions.
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Anesthesia and You
Most people think of their anesthesiologist only as the "doctor behind the mask" who helps them sleep through surgery without pain and who wakes them up when surgery is over. Let's lift the doctor's mask and take a look at the responsibilities and education of the anesthesiologist.
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My Trip to the Hospital Coloring Book
Designed to make the child feel at ease about going to the hospital, this publication discusses the child's journey from arrival at the hospital or ambulatory surgical center, through preoperative testing, induction, recovery and going home. Includes information for parents.
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Planning Your Childbirth
One of the most thrilling and gratifying experiences in your life will be the birth of your child. This significant event should be made as safe and pleasant as possible for both you and your baby. Your obstetrician, anesthesiologist and nurses want to help you and your partner reach this goal.
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When Your Child Needs Anesthesia
A hospital visit can be an anxious time for you and your child. You both will meet many doctors, nurses and other people who will do their best to make your experience a positive one. Just as there are doctors who specialize in different aspects of a child's hospital care such as pediatricians and surgeons, there are doctors called anesthesiologists with special training in the anesthetic care of children.
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