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"Religion and medicine are inextricably related, and we're seeing it time and time again," says medical student Reghan Foley. "Everyone has spirituality. It's basically what gives your life meaning."

Foley was one of the people interviewed by Lydia Strohl for an article on faith and medicine. Strohl also talked to Dr. David Larson, president of the National Institute for Healthcare Research, a leading advocate for spirituality in medicine. Through studies by Larson and others, a body of evidence has been amassed that argues strongly that prayer and spiritual activity have a positive effect on individual health.

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