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A Closer Look (The Pain Scale) Part II #186387

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Nancy Snyderman) Pain treatment beyond drugs via alternative medicine examined; details given of university-level research on acupuncture and other procedures. [Licensed acupuncturist Robbee FIAN, University of California at Los Angeles pediatric pain program Dr. Lonnie ZELTZER, University of Maryland school of medicine Dr. Brian BERMAN - talk about alternative medical practices.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Montreal: Deborah Amos) Scientific understanding that pain is connected to certain parts of the brain examined; animated diagram shown to illustrate how the brain "reads" pain from injuries. [McGill University Dr. Catherine BUSHNELL - talks about pain research; explains that the pain can go away if the patient is distracted.] How virtual reality and hypnosis can be used to "distract" patients noted. [Writer Reynolds PRICE - comments on pain.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter;
Snyderman, Nancy

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