// By Lisa D. Ellis //
Imagine that you’re lounging on the beach of a tropical island, listening to the waves lapping at the shore, feeling the breeze wafting over your skin, and hearing the seagulls squawk.
With the latest virtual-reality tools that exist today, you—and your patients—can have this type of relaxing experience even if you’re in New York City in the middle of a snowstorm. And while this concept offers an appealing way to escape the stresses of everyday life, it also holds much promise for healthcare providers to use as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy to address an array of diagnoses.
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What do video gaming programs, Hollywood movies, and healthcare all have in common? They are all putting the latest virtual-reality capacity to work to enhance users’ experiences in innovative ways. In fact, when used for medical purposes under the supervision of a trained clinician, virtual reality can be part of a comprehensive treatment strategy for many diagnoses. Read on to learn more.
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