Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain

When presented with what seemed to be patients in discomfort, physicians' own pain centers reacted

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The research does suggest that "you should look for doctors who do care," Sarinopoulos said.

To Kaptchuk, the bottom line is this: "A caring doctor is not just something you feel, but there is real biology here."

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There's more on the placebo effect at the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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