When Hope Heals: A Positive Sense of Calm and Control Helps Fight...

When Hope Heals: A Positive Sense of Calm and Control Helps Fight Disease

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kayak-sunset.jpgCancer and AIDS seem to develop faster and more aggressively in patients who have less control over their stress, which is one reason why support groups are so helpful.

At the University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor Steve Cole found that AIDS treatments benefitted those who remained calm facing life’s difficulties far more than those who have trouble controlling their stress. In the latter group, the virus spreads four times as fast.

(Great advice from David Servan-Schreiber in Ode Magazine

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