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Can meditation ease chronic pain?


With the country in the midst of an addiction crisis, health care providers are looking for new ways to treat their patients’ pain without prescribing heavy-duty opioids. That’s especially true for patients with chronic pain. A new study finds that a simple, brief intervention shows promise. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the research.


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