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A Different Way to Heal
Historians of medicine explain why people sought medical help long before the science caught up to the art of healing.


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Brainwaves Lift the Blues
A researcher measures physical changes in the brains of depressed people taking sugar pills to treat their illness.


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Expectation Pays
Scientists find a placebo drug can lessen the symtoms associated with Parkinson's disease.


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Snuffing the Sniffles
A cold researcher untangles the relationship between how one feels and how one thinks one should feel.


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Healing Rituals
A doctor trained in Chinese medicine attempts to quantify how much of healing is science and how much is art.


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Needles and Nerves
Studies find acupuncture can reduce blood pressure, but how?


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Cold Comfort
Some cold remedies may be all in your head.


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