'Non-drugs' ease hospital pain

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[United Press International, March 10, 2010] Non-traditional techniques are effective in reducing pain in hospitalized patients, U.S. researchers say. The therapies did not involve medication and were observed to relieve pain as much as 50 percent in a wide range of hospitalized patients. "Roughly 80 percent of patients report moderate to severe pain levels after surgery," a study author, Dr. Gregory Plotnikoff of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, said in a statement. See the entire story at upi.com.

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