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News smartphone app gives the blind the full picture

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.

Understanding chronic pain

Imagine suffering from something that your doctor, loved ones, or co-workers cannot see, feel or touch. It can be difficult to understand and even feel compassion for. Yet, for nearly 100 million Americans, chronic pain is a daily struggle on the inside, while the person appears fine on the outside.