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Tag Archives | Dean Ornish

Q&A Ask Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on a future Friday in […]

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Having a Close Circle of Friends Increases Longevity

The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted a study to determine the benefit of social support among the elderly and whether it can improve health outcomes. The study involved sixty residents of a retirement community in Stockholm.  At the start of the program, a complete blood count and levels of testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, and estradiol were recorded […]

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Social Support Improves Health

Most behavioral medicine studies involving heart patients focus on the efficacy of lifestyle changes to reduce atherosclerosis and reverse ischemic heart disease. World-renowned cardiologist Dean Ornish’s behavioral medicine program includes weekly psychoeducational group participation, which was initially instigated as a way to promote the healthy lifestyle changes he advocates, especially adherence to a very strict […]

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