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Stress reduction pre-surgery

A few simple stress management sessions before major surgery could help make patients feel better both emotionally -and- physically.  Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas followed a group of men scheduled to have their prostate removed.  Two sessions before surgery with a clinical psychologist who provided them with breathing techniques, guided imagery and counseling had a profound effect on these men.

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