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November 17, 2017
MGH Researchers Make Major Discovery About Fibromyalgia and IBS
National television interview on Fox News

November 10, 2016
The Chronic Pain Epidemic: What's to Be Done?
Webinar hosted by The Forum and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and The Huffington Post

August 12, 2016
Is there a new explanation for fibromyalgia?
Podcast hosted by RELIEF: Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

June 1, 2016
Doctors finally able to help boy suffering with chronic pain for years
News story includes interview with Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD

December 8, 2015
A Name for the Pain: The Story of Small-fiber Polyneuropathy 
Talk by Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD at the The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

November 15, 2015
Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Polyneuropathy: A Major New Development in Fibromyalgia, with Important Implications for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Talk by Khosro Farhad, MD, for the The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association

Fall 2015
Lecture with a Q&A afterwards: Q&A video

March 15, 2013
Undiagnosed Small Fiber Polyneuropathy: Is It a Component of Gulf War Illness? 
Video by the Department of Defense to highlight achievements of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Investigator highlight on Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD and Max Klein, PhD

June 14, 2012
Panelist for Second Opinion- "Shingles"
Public Broadcasting System national television show produced by WXXI Broadcasting Studios, Rochester, NY

January 25, 2012
Morgellons: Mysterious Skin Disease Under Microscope
National television interview with ABC News and Good Morning America

January 3, 2006
What is pain?
National television interview with NBC Nightly News

Press (Online/Print)

May 17, 2018
A (Small) Cause of Big Pain
Article in Proto: Massachusetts General Hospital//Dispatches From the Frontiers of Medicine

March 31, 2018
Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy Could Be the Answer Some Fibromyalgia Patients Are Seeking
Article in National Pain Report, with 11 Comments

November 3, 2017
Why Experts Are Excited About The New Shingles Vaccine
Interview with National Public Radio about new shingles vaccine

November 2017
Exceptional Women in Medicine

October 25, 2017
C.D.C. Panel Recommends a New Shingles Vaccine
Interview with The New York Times about new shingles vaccine

October 20, 2017
FDA approves a new vaccine for shingles that provides broad protection
Interview with STATnews about new FDA recommendations for shingles vaccine

August 14, 2017
A mysterious disease has plagued this family for generations. They may be on the verge of answers
Interview with STATnews about our research

November 17, 2016
Damage to Small Nerve Fibers in the Skin: A New Way to Understand Fibromyalgia?
Interview by RELIEF: Pain Research News, Insights, and Ideas

September 1, 2014
An Unnerving Enigma
Interview with Scientific American Mind, a national science magazine for the public, regarding our research on fibromyalgia

September 1, 2014
Shingles: You Could Have It and Not Even Know It
Interview with BottomLine Health, a national health newsletter for the public, about shingles and postherpetic neuralgia

May 1, 2014
Fibromyalgia: New research helps unravel the mystery
Interview with BottomLine Health, a national health newsletter about our research linking fibromyalgia to neuropathy

January 1, 2014
Are you at risk for shingles?
Interview with Family Circle, a national women’s magazine

December 23, 2013
Neurologists’ studies shed more light on fibromyalgia in 2013
Interview with WorkCompCentral, a national news organization, about our research findings on fibromyalgia

December 15, 2013
New research sheds light on mysterious fibromyalgia pain
Interview with USA Today, a national newspaper, about our research findings on fibromyalgia

December 9, 2013
Are you at risk for shingles?
Interview with RadioMD about shingles

September 16, 2013
The latest on chronic pain remedies
Interview with Lifescript website

September 12, 2013
KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA
National television interview with ABC news about our lab’s discovery of new type of peripheral neuropathy that affects the young

August 6, 2013
New clues to fibromyalgia’s causes
Interview with HealthDayNews about our research

August 2, 2013
MGH study finds nerve damage in some fibromyalgia patients
Interview with MGH Hotline about our research

February 19, 2013
Is pain good?
National television interview with NBC Nightly News

October 1, 2012
Shaking the Shingles
Interview with The Costco Connection, a national magazine. Page 68-69

September 2, 2012
Treating complex regional pain syndrome
Interview with Lifescript health website

May 31, 2012
Shingles
Insert with Gannett newspapers (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

May 2, 2012
Complex regional pain syndrome
Interview with NIH Office of Communications

May 1, 2011
Why does a paper cut hurt so much?
Interview with Real Simple, a national magazine

May 6, 2011
Morgellon’s: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria?
Interview with The Guardian, a British national newspaper

Winter 2010
Chronic vulvar pain and Tarlov cysts
Interview with the National Vulvodynia Association

Fall 2010
Discover presents: The brain
Interview with Discover, a national science magazine, about itch

Spring 2010
The pain of our existence
Interview with Harvard Medical News about our research

March 1, 2009
More than a feeling
Interview with Neurology Now

May 6, 2009
Pump away shingles pain
Interview with WebMD

November 14, 2008
Is there anything I can do to prevent pain associated with shingles?
National television interview with ABC News

August 21, 2008
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National television interview with ABC News

July 1, 2008
Should you get the shingles vaccine?
Interview with Bottom Line Personal, a national newsletter for the public, about shingles complications

December 17, 2007
Faulty wiring mystifies doctors and mechanics alike
Newspaper article for The Boston Globe

December 17, 2007
Shingles and postherpetic neuralgia
National television interview with ABC News

October 12, 2007
Grasping for clues to the biology of itch
Interview with Science magazine about our research

December 19, 2006
Imaging could furnish proof of chronic pain
Newspaper interview with The Boston Globe about our research

September 11, 2006
There’s now a vaccine against shingles
Newspaper interview with The Boston Globe

September 1, 2006
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/Comple x regional pain syndrome
Radio interview with Jordan Rich on WBZ News Radio 1030

May 1, 2006
When pain is persistent, mysterious, and unbearable
Interview with HealthDay about our research on complex regional pain syndrome

May 30, 2006
Doctors struggle to treat mysterious and unbearable pain
Newspaper interview with The New York Times about our research on complex regional pain syndrome

May 27, 2006
Vaccine to cut risk of shingles in older people is approved
Newspaper interview with The New York Times about shingles

May 26, 2006
FDA approves shingles vaccine
Interview with HealthDay about shingles

October 10, 2005
When pain remains
Interview with The New Yorker magazine about our research

July 19, 2005
Case raises new concern over withdrawal of drugs
Newspaper interview with The New York Times about our research

June 7, 2005
For some patients, shingles is just the beginning
Newspaper interview with The New York Times about shingles

October 1, 2004
The mind’s mirror doubles the pain
Interview with Discover magazine regarding our research

May 6, 2004
Pain produces mystery nerve loss
Interview with Harvard Gazette about our research

April 2, 2004
Pain study points to a mirror image
Newspaper interview with The Boston Globe about our research

December 8, 2003
Dealing with the pain
Interview with Sage Crossroads

July 1, 2001
Shingles: Hope through research
Interview with NINDS (NIH Publication No. 00-307)

February 15, 2000
Making inroads in fight against shingles pain
Interview with The New York Times about our research