Tom Houston in Boston Globe

March 21, 2011
 T. Houston

A story in today’s Boston Globe looking at how storytelling can lead to better health focuses on 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. 

In other media:

Read about the research in this recent UMassMedNow story: 
Storytelling may help control blood pressure in some populations 

Huffington Post 
Finding God and Health In The Experience of Storytelling 

Lake County News-Sun
Focus on new research by Thomas Houston II 

United Press International 
Patients' story helps lower blood pressure

New York Times 
Healing Through Storytelling 
When Patients Share Their Stories, Health May Improve

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