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Jan 13, 2017

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Emily S

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Hospitals Try Giving Patients a Dose of VR

When Deona Duke woke up from a medically-induced coma to begin recovering from burns that covered almost a third of her body, one of her treatments was hurling snowballs at penguins. The 13-year-old was set on fire when a bonfire exploded on her and her friend. To prevent infection, burn victims...

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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 28, 2016

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Emily S

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New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tedious

This year, high-end virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have finally hit the market, putting immersive multimedia in the hands of consumers. While the industry has focused primarily on gaming and entertainment, a handful of start-ups are choosing a different route: fitness and...

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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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VR Live Streamed Surgery Brings You Straight to the Operating Room

LONDON — Now anyone can be fully immersed in the Royal London Hospital's operating theatre — without having to become a patient.

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Google Cardboard may look like a cheap toy, but it just saved this baby's life

Google Cardboard looks like the packing material, but the gadget was just used by doctors at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami to save the life of a baby who had been sent home to die.  Teegan Lexcen was born in August with heart and lung defects so rare that doctors had never before seen a...

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Jan 20, 2016

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Emily S

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Can Virtual Reality Be the Next Thing in Curing Blindness?

What affects 20 million people, robs the global economy of billions of dollars and can be fixed with a five-minute procedure?  The answer is cataract blindness. The disease, which begins with clouding of the eyes and can lead to loss of vision without treatment, will probably afflict 12 million...

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Aug 24, 2015

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Emily S

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'Virtual reality' treatment shows promise for alcoholism

A form of "virtual reality" therapy might help treat alcohol addiction, suggests a preliminary study from South Korea.  The study involved only 10 patients with alcohol dependence. But senior researcher Dr.

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