Storytelling as Effective as Blood Pressure Medication?

In a first-of-its-kind randomized study, researchers found that storytelling by black patients for black patients resulted in reductions of 15 mm Hg systolic (vs. 3mm Hg in controls) and 3 mm Hg diastolic (no change in the control groups). This benefit was similar to blood pressure medications. The storytellers had the ability to clearly and…

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