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Phone Calls and Exercise Make Pain Treatments More Effective

November 15, 2011, 11:28 am by Scientific American: Health

iStockphoto/YanLev Chronic pain affects at least a fifth of the U.S. population, yet many of these people remain in significant physical discomfort whether they receive treatment or not . Even strong drugs , such as opioids, are often not up to the task, which is one of the reasons why researchers are looking to other avenues to treat this ailment. [More]


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