In the News...Faith Helps Fight for Life

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Those with strong religious beliefs, a recent study finds, are more likely to seek aggressive life-prolonging care when faced with a potentially terminal illness like cancer.

The Coping With Cancer study, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health, also found that nearly 80 percent of those enduring advanced stages of cancer felt they were better able to cope because of their primarily Christian, religious faith (Madison Park, "Religious Patients Are More Likely to Get Intensive Life-Prolonging Care,", March 18, 2009).

Proverbs 17:22 states, "A merry heart does good, like medicine," and nothing is more positive than knowing of and having faith in the long-term positive future that God has planned for His creation.

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