Focus on new research by Thomas Houston II

March 02, 2011

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-SunPersonal stories benefit teller, listener
Boston GlobeThomas Houston II's research helps more patients.
United Press International: Patients' story helps lower blood pressure
TimeThomas Houston II's research on how story-telling may help to lower blood pressure in African-Americans 
ReutersStorytelling" found to aid blood pressure control 
HeartWireHypertension success stories boost BP control 
EurekaAlertStorytelling may help control blood pressure in African-Americans

New York TimesHealing Through Storytelling
New York TimesWhen Patients Share Their Stories, Health May Improve