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Published on May 26, 2016

Study: Some People ‘Hardwired’ for Chronic Pain

by Paul Caine

What our age may or may not say about our health, why some people may be “hardwired” to experience chronic pain, and a possible explanation for the ice geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus.

By most medical standards, being healthy means you’re not battling a major disease like cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. But a new study of older adults from the University of Chicago questions this traditional method of measuring health.

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