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Bodywatch; Mastering Pain


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Mastering Pain
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Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

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Research reveals that some people feel pain more than others. There is also evidence that ethnic background can affect pain tolerance. BODYWATCH scrutinizes the latest information on acute and chronic pain and its treatment. Drummer Max Weinberg, who plays with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, chronicles his struggle to combat tendinitis of the hand. Also interviewed, a Vietnam veteran battling the pain of war injuries at the University of Pittsburgh's pain clinic, and Kim Prince, former tennis pro and television host, who suffers from disabling back pain.



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Chicago: “Bodywatch; Mastering Pain,” 02/08/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_38E3133E05134802A93320A35D509553.
MLA: “Bodywatch; Mastering Pain.” 02/08/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_38E3133E05134802A93320A35D509553>.
APA: Bodywatch; Mastering Pain. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_38E3133E05134802A93320A35D509553
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