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Pain Research Focuses on Brain's Role

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Pain Research Focuses on Brain's Role

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Pain Research Focuses on Brain's Role

Pain Research Focuses on Brain's Role

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Pain is a private, subjective thing, making it difficult for doctors to assess how much distress a patient is really experiencing. Research at Wake Forest focuses on the role certain sections of the brain play in evaluating pain. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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