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Medicine and religion: Should doctors pray with patients or take spirituality into account?

DALLAS (MCT) — At 83, Carl Smith found himself facing quadruple-bypass surgery and the real possibility that he might not survive.

And to help his patient confront the uncertainty, Pool did something unusual in his profession: He prayed with him.

The power of healing: Medicine and religion have both had their day, and they haven't always been able to coexist. But as today's medical treatment becomes more holistic, doctors are increasingly taking spirituality into account.

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