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This edition: Science and Pain

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 5, 2015.

First aired: November 3, 2015.

This month Science & U! deals with pain:

Max Gomez explains how our brain processes pain and what makes the experience different for every individual.

Andrew Falzon gives an overview of pain management including therapy, and also delves into a growing opioid crisis.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson visits the Manhattan Headache Center to see what sort of treatments can help with migraines.

Donna Hanover finds ways to fight pain without using medication, instead turning to meditation and mindfulness.

Carol Anne Riddell explores phantom pain and talks with an amputee who still manages to have feeling in a limb she no longer has.

Lisa Beth Kovetz looks into the legal definition of pain and how advances in brain imagery technology are affecting personal injury cases.

For More Information:
Migraines -
Meditation For Pain -
Phantom Pain -
Proof of Pain -

Guest List

Nicholson Billey Knee Pain Patient

Dr. Adam Bisaga Columbia University/NY State Psychiatric Institute

Dr. Patricia Bloom Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Susan Broner Medical Director, Manhattan Headache Center

Samantha Cumley Patient, Manhattan Headache Center

Dr. Houman Danesh Director of Integrative Pain Management, Mount Sinai Hospital

Michael Flomenhaft, Esq. The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC

Kaitlin Fuchs Knee Pain Patient

Lisa Joseph Meditation Participant

Dr. Jason Siefferman Pain Management, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System

Lorelei Stevens Meditation Participant

Kurt Vega Meditation Participant

Pamela Winfield Army Veteran

Dr. Vanna Zachariou Icahn School of Medicine

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