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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Lady Gaga News Highlights Fibromyalgia Research

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. September 2017: Lady Gaga’s Diagnosis Helps Shed Light on a Perplexing Chronic Pain Disorder Despite her celebrity status, Lady Gaga has been […]

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Lady Gaga’s Diagnosis Helps Shed Light on a Perplexing Chronic Pain Disorder

Despite her celebrity status, Lady Gaga has been remarkably honest and open about her struggles with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder. The star announced her diagnosis on social media earlier this month, and just recently canceled tour dates due to disorder-related complications. Fibromyalgia has traditionally been a challenge to diagnose and treat, because there is […]

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Mass General Researchers Find Evidence of Neuroinflammation in Cases of Chronic Pain

A Mass General research study published earlier this year found—for the first time—evidence of neuroinflammation in the brain in patients with chronic pain. The study showed that levels of an inflammation- linked protein were elevated in regions of the brain known to be involved in the transmission of pain. The discovery could make it possible to explore new treatments […]

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