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Rethinking Medical Care for the Chronically Ill

Dr. David Spiegel is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His groundbreaking study (1989) of breast cancer patients showed that women who had psychosocial intervention lived twice as long, after diagnosis, as those without that intervention. His book, "Living Beyond Limits" covers research on mind/body interactions, how to build sustaining support networks, control pain through self-hypnosis and detoxify fears of dying. Dr Spiegel says, "the fact we do not control death does not mean we cannot control how we live in the face of dying." (REBROADCAST FROM 10/13/93)

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Other segments from the episode on August 27, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 27, 1996: Interview with David Spiegel; Interview with Mark Epstein.

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