• Something to Think About: How you deal with pain

middle aged woman with shoulder aches and pains, stress, sore muscles

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Pain from disease or injury can diminish quality of life — a toll that can be physical and mental.

In this previously aired Mayo Clinic Minute, resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood offers ideas for dealing with temporary and long-term pain. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:00) is in the downloads.

Read Dr. Sood's blog posts and follow @AmitSoodMD on Twitter.

Dr. Sood is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program on Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus in Minnesota. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic.

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