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VR Could Be Your Next Painkiller

Blaine Baxter, VR

VR helps distract patients like Blaine Baxter from pain.

Credit: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

After 10-year-old Blaine Baxter injured his arm in a go-kart accident last year, painful daily dressing changes at the hospital made him so anxious that he had to be sedated.

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