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Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 3 – Devout Faith Helps but Does Not Guarantee Good Health

Interest in the connection between faith and health has led to a relatively large number of studies investigating the link. Some religious groups, including some actively involved in alternative medicine, claim to offer complete health to their adherents. Evaluating the … Continue reading

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Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 1 – What does the Bible say about health?

I co-wrote a best-selling and evidence-based book on alternative and complimentary medicine with my good friend, Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, titled, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook (the options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely). We had a chapter in … Continue reading

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If religious faith is important to you, how should you take a spiritual history of your doctor?

The better your spiritual health, the more likely you are to experience improved physical, mental, emotional, and relational health outcomes. Therefore, finding a healthcare professional that shares your spiritual foundation and practice can be critical. But, how can you do … Continue reading

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If religious faith is important to you, how should you talk to your doctor about your beliefs in God?

A recent study found that many Americans believe in divine intervention in a medical crisis. Other research shows that religious faith is important to a majority of Americans. So, if religious faith is important to you, is it okay to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Beliefs Part of Health Care for Many

HealthDay News is reporting that although you might expect the eye doctor’s office to be the last place you would have a discussion about spirituality, recent research suggests that most people would appreciate such a conversation. My Take?

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More Medical Schools Teaching Spirituality in Medicine

A story in AMA News tells how more medical schools are teaching spirituality to medical students. Here are some very appropriate comments on this news, as well as the topic of spirituality in medicine, by my good friend, Al Weir, … Continue reading

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