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7/15/11: Virtual Medicine

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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

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7/15/11: Virtual Medicine

Salt Lake City, Utah – Even as society contemplates the dangers of video games, neuroscientists and psychologists are using virtual reality therapy to treat a whole host of conditions. From post-traumatic stress disorder to burn treatment to stroke, researchers and practitioners are finding that virtual reality can ease pain, both physical and psychological. On Friday, Jennifer Napier-Pearce explores how therapeutic simulations are empowering both doctors and patients.

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