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A virtual reality viewpoint from a simulation designed to help people with a fear of heights. Virtual reality therapy can help patients by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research.

Treating phobias: New era in virtual reality therapy

Dick Tracey didn't have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset.Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he fell …

Ask the Doctors: Pregnant? Don't smoke pot to ease morning sickness

Q: I read that more women are using marijuana for morning sickness. This doesn't seem like a good idea, but for women with severe morning sickness, might it be an option? Could it really hurt the …
A hemp plant is pollinated at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore. The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.

Coca-Cola Company analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

The Coca-Cola Company said last week it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in …

Berkshires and Southern Vermont Pancake Trail: Grab a fork and bring your appetite

To find some of the best pancakes served up by sugarhouses in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont (and a few just over the borders) we turned to Facebook to solicit advice from our readers, who were …
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