Recent Media

September 14, 2022
Long COVID Research Challenges
Karen Weintraub, USA Today

September 14, 2022
Changed by COVID
Karen Weintraub, USA Today

March 1, 2022
Does nerve damage contribute to "long-COVID" symptoms?
Marcela Quintanilla-Dieck, Massachusetts General Hospital

July 26, 2021
Nerve damage in cornea could be sign of "long COVID," study hints
Nicoletta Lanese, Live Science.

January 21, 2021 
What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?
Dr. Oaklander is quoted in this article on Covid long-haulers that appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine

September 9, 2020
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial has been stopped after an illness
USA Today article about a major setback in pursuit of a vaccine against COVID-19

January 10, 2020
Arousal Syndrome No Cause for Shame, Doctors Say
WebMD article about persistent genital arousal disorder, or PGAD

January 8, 2020
A Patient's Guide to Shingles
Article in US News & World Report about the prevention and prompt treatment of shingles

December 9, 2019
Harvard Expert Explains Hidden Cause of Fibromyalgia
Podcast for “The Smartest Doctor in the Room” on the MGH team’s research

August 16, 2019
Researchers Map Out Symptoms of Small Fiber Polyneuropathy
Video and article in Pain Medicine News (requires free registration to view) 

March 14, 2019
Boy Thriving After Uncommon Diagnosis Now Helping With Research Effort
National television interview on Channel 5, WCVB

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

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

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

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