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An article in the New York Times shows just how mainstream virtual reality for healthcare is becoming. Studies have shown the power of VR: the Daily Dose has spotlighted how VR improves quality of life for breast cancer patients, helps those with back pain return to activities, and can be considered...

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A study published in The Journal of Pain offers hope to those in pain. Researchers examined virtual reality and how it might improve conditioned pain modulation. For those with nerve injuries and other types of pain, VR can improve a dysfunctional pain suppression system. By stimulating the natural...

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Featured Faculty Brennan Spiegel, MD, presented Application of Virtual Reality to Pain Management at the 2020 PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference. In it, he discussed the science and practice of virtual analgesia for acute and chronic pain management. Virtual analgesia involves use of virtual reality...

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Newswise — Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found.

Scientists from Imperial College London have found that using virtual reality headsets could combat increased sensitivity to...

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Newswise — High-intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

High-intensity interval training is a popular workout that often results in faster fitness and health gains than other types of exercise. However...

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Newswise — ANN ARBOR—Many patients, especially those who are anesthetized or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain.

For this reason, University of Michigan researchers have developed a technology to help clinicians "see" and map patient pain in real-time, through...

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Findings from a recent clinical trial suggest that patients with breast cancer may experience significant benefit from a psychological intervention based on virtual reality (VR) in reducing the debilitating effects of hot flashes and night sweats. Healthcare technology company VRHealth reported a 50...

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A new study presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists reports that an intervention using virtual reality (VR) may encourage patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) to overcome their fear of becoming physically active. This psychological barrier to...

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