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Prayer And Medicine

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Prayer And Medicine

Prayer And Medicine

Prayer And Medicine

Only Available in Archive Formats.

HEBERT BENSON, M.D. Behavioral Medicine Division Chief, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Founding President, Mind/Body Medical Institute, Boston MICHAEL SHERMER, Ph.D. Psychologist Author, Why People Believe Weird Things Publisher, Skeptics Magazine Director, Skeptics Society, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena California Recent studies appear to indicate a relationship between prayer and healing; between faith and health. But some scientists call the relationship dubious. Is the correlation well-founded? Or is it gaining acceptance because of the growing popularity of "alternative" medical techniques? Join Ray Suarez and guests for a discussion of religion and medicine.

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