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Posted:
Nov 18, 2016

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Emily S

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Treating PTSD With Virtual Reality Therapy: A Way to Heal Trauma

When U.S. Marine Chris Merkle returned from his last tour of duty in Afghanistan, his family was thrilled to have him back.  But for Merkle, the welcome home was also accompanied by some dark problems. He couldn’t sleep. He was irritable and had anger issues. He would avoid certain stressful...

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Oct 3, 2016

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Emily S

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Video Chat? In Rural Areas Combating Drug Addiction, A New Way To Connect With Help

An older, unemployed man with chronic back pain recently visited Dr. Robert Devereaux, a family physician in this Southwest corner of Virginia.  Devereaux recalled that months earlier, during a routine exam, he found crushed fragments of painkiller pills inside the patient’s nose. Though he refused...

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Posted:
Sep 29, 2016

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Emily S

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Hard to swallow? Tiny robot will perform surgery inside you

Swallowing a robot is normally cause for a trip to an emergency room to get that Transformer out of your 3-year-old. But instead of fishing this tiny robot out of your stomach, doctors are having you swallow it – on purpose.

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Aug 1, 2016

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Remi

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Instead of Painkillers, Some Doctors Are Prescribing Virtual Reality

Virtual reality therapy may be medicine's newest frontier, as VR devices become better and cheaperRead More 

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