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The Fifth Vital Sign

1:00:45 | Mar 8th

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We look at how our culture's massive effort to address pain has paradoxically increased it. And we follow one young girl as she struggles through a bizarre and extreme treatment program. NOTE: The treatment in this episode is administered by trained ...Show More

ashleyandersonAug 6th

I absolutely loved this episode. Have shared it with so many people. Really enjoyed the twist at the end, too.

repeatRe-echoed by epekilis, vedguzman

virovalkyrieApr 27th

I, fortunately, do not have personal experience with chronic pain but I do understand “to talk about pain is to doubt”. I don’t know if it’s a good thing to tell people simply “soldier on” though. Hope the girls in the story get better soon.

goodwinnApr 24th

This was a fascinating look at pain.