Re: [MOL] Man's Best Friend -- The Best Medicine [00206] Medicine On Line


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [MOL] Man's Best Friend -- The Best Medicine



I'm convinced (being an absolute slave to my pet)...LOL
Bridget


>From: Joicy <joicy@erols.com>
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: MOL.mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>Subject: [MOL] Man's Best Friend -- The Best Medicine
>Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 18:31:57 -0400
>
>Man's Best Friend -- The Best Medicine
>
>Sept. 4, 2000 (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Pets are often used as therapy to help
>the sick and elderly. Yet, separation from a pet may be to blame for
>sickness in some people.
>
>In an editorial in the most recent issue of the Annals of Internal 
>Medicine,
>John Burnum, M.D., of the University of Alabama sites the cases of two
>hospitalized patients who left the hospital early because they couldn't 
>bear
>to be separated from their pets. In a similar instance, he sites the case 
>of
>a woman who was suffering severe depression and heart problems until her 
>dog
>was brought to the hospital to visit her. Only then did her conditions
>improve.
>
>On the other hand, Dr. Burnum shows that the problem can affect the animal
>as well. He sites the case of a dog that refused to eat when his owner was
>in the hospital and dying. After two weeks the dog passed away.
>
>Dr. Burnum explains separation sickness is a reflection of a close
>attachment between people and their dogs. More than 40 percent of U.S.
>households have dogs as pets. Fifty percent of pet dogs sleep in the
>bedroom, and 50 percent of these sleep on the owners' beds.
>
>This being said, Dr. Burnum suggests physicians consider the possibility of
>pet separation syndrome whenever a patient is doing poorly and is insistent
>on leaving the hospital.
>
>Copyright  2000 Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
>
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>This is an automatically-generated notice.  If you'd like to be removed
>from the mailing list, please visit the Medicine-On-Line Discussion Forum
>at <http://www.meds.com/con_faq.html>, or send an email message to:
>majordomo@lists.meds.com
>with the subject line blank and the body of the message containing the 
>line:
>unsubscribe mol-cancer your-email-address
>where the phrase your-email-address is replaced with your actual email
>address.
>------------------------------------------------------------------------

_________________________________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.

Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at 
http://profiles.msn.com.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is an automatically-generated notice.  If you'd like to be removed
from the mailing list, please visit the Medicine-On-Line Discussion Forum
at <http://www.meds.com/con_faq.html>, or send an email message to:
majordomo@lists.meds.com
with the subject line blank and the body of the message containing the line:
unsubscribe mol-cancer your-email-address
where the phrase your-email-address is replaced with your actual email
address.
------------------------------------------------------------------------