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Science Says Religion Is Good For Your Health

Nicole Fisher: Despite multiple studies over the last several decades concluding that those who are religiously involved live longer, and that many patients welcome spiritual beliefs into their care, this is no longer the norm in America. But given how much we are learning about the influence social-emotional aspects of life can have on overall health, religious beliefs and activities should be an area of intense focus for the medical research community. In an exploration to better understand the role that spirituality and religion play in health and care, a few key themes appeared across the various disciplines.

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