Forbes published an article investigating the use of virtual reality in labor and pain management. In the article, they quoted a study conducted by Michael Foley, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetric and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, which found that 77 percent of patients using VR during labor reported that it helped them experience less pain.
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Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 500 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,000 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.