In these Web-exclusive interviews, Krista speaks with Kayvon Modjarrad and Tracy Gaudet, two doctors who are exploring new aspects of integrative medicine. They are leading a burgeoning movement that's discovering alternative, complementary approaches to traditional Western medicine.
The word "healing" means "to make whole." But historically, Western medicine has taken a divided view of human health. It has stressed medical treatments of biological ailments. That may be changing. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon, is part of a new generation of doctors who are taking medicine to new technological and spiritual frontiers.
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