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RSVP for embargoed STEP Study Teleconference

Media teleconference to discuss STEP Study largest study to examine effects of third-party prayer


On Tuesday, April 4, the American Heart Journal will publish the results of the Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP), the largest study to examine the effects of intercessory prayer--prayer provided by others. The STEP research team evaluated the impact of such prayer on patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

On Monday, April 3, in an embargoed media teleconference, six of the study's authors will discuss key findings and take reporter questions.

To participate in the teleconference, please call 212-642-7731 and RSVP.

The STEP team is composed of investigators at six academic medical centers, including Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee; Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts; Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida; Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C; and the Mind/Body Medical Institute.


Embargoed Media Teleconference
Monday, April 3, 2006
10-11:30 am US EST

Please RSVP to obtain the call-in number and password, and an advanced copy of the embargoed press release and paper.


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