HEALTH CARE: The Power of Prayer?
Religious and spiritual aspects of healing have been largely overlooked by organized medicine -- until recently, that is. Nowadays, medical schools are incorporating spirituality into teaching, researchers are studying the health effects of prayer and patients are asking their doctors to pray with them. In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker examines these trends in a look at the contested terrain between medicine and religion.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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