A look at how storytelling can lead to better health focuses on new research by Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, which found that pre-recorded videos of hypertension patients talking about their medical histories helped another group of patients with high blood pressure to control their condition over several months.
Lake County News-Sun: Personal stories benefit teller, listener
Boston Globe: Thomas Houston II's research helps more patients.
United Press International: Patients' story helps lower blood pressure
Time: Thomas Houston II's research on how story-telling may help to lower blood pressure in African-Americans
Reuters: Storytelling" found to aid blood pressure control
HeartWire: Hypertension success stories boost BP control
EurekaAlert: Storytelling may help control blood pressure in African-Americans
New York Times: Healing Through Storytelling
New York Times: When Patients Share Their Stories, Health May Improve