New research suggests that people who are spiritual may be able to better deal with stroke-related disability.
Joseph Broderick, MD, professor in the UC College of Medicine, director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and UC Health neurologist, is an American Heart Association spokesman who is familiar with the findings.
"Spirituality can be in the context of a religious experience, especially in terms of community, but spirituality is more about how you're connected to the world and to something larger than yourself," he says.
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Featured photo of Joseph Broderick, MD, by Dan Davenport.