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Monday, December 29, 2008

While not loved by critics, the film 'Awake' should be a contender for most memorable movie trailer of last year. It portrays something universally terrifying: being awake, but paralyzed during surgery - feeling everything, but unable to communicate. In the real world, anesthesia awareness only happens to .1 or .2 percent of patients who are put under. But the movie has people wondering, how do these drugs really work? How was it developed? Are there risks involved? To learn more, join us this Monday for a conversation about anesthesia. This show is from our archives, so we won't be taking calls today.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.