Bodywatch; Will To Be Well
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- Will To Be Well
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Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986
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Despite its mysterious-sounding name, the field of, psycho-neuro-immunology (called PNI) may someday become an effective way to stay healthy. Plainly stated, PNI is "mind over matter," and BODYWATCH looks at the scientific evidence that now links the mind to the immune system. Using visualization techniques, cancer patients imagine their immune cells as sharks gobbling up tumors, and Tibetan monks demonstrate their amazing ability to control body temperature through meditation. Former Saturday Review editor Norman Cousins, who laughed his way to health after learning he had a fatal disease, is the featured guest.
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- Chicago: “Bodywatch; Will To Be Well,” 04/04/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 23, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_50F53FD15E3D445690E9723896F687D7.
- MLA: “Bodywatch; Will To Be Well.” 04/04/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 23, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_50F53FD15E3D445690E9723896F687D7>.
- APA: Bodywatch; Will To Be Well. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_50F53FD15E3D445690E9723896F687D7