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MD to fight stress in Second Life

Boston Globe, March 3, 2008
A Massachusetts General Hospital neurologist wants to learn whether therapy administered in Second Life, the virtual world created by Linden Lab, can have benefits in the real world. An instructor from Mass. General will soon lead 20 to 40 Second Life recruits through guided meditations designed to reduce their stress levels. The study could help draw doctors, patients, and money to Second Life, if they prove that therapies offered virtually can be effective in the real world.