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Twitter Chat: What would prompt you to seek alternative medicine?

PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats each Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using the #NewsHourChats. Photo by PBS NewsHour staff

Poetry is medicine for the soul and maybe also for the body. PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey recently explored the relationship between language, empathy and healing.

Poetry is just one example of an innovative way health professionals treat the entire body and connect with patients. Fruit and vegetable “prescription” programs that address hunger and food insecurity is another.

In this week’s #newshourchats we want to discuss those and other alternative approaches to medicine. On Jan. 23, join us here and on Twitter using the #newshourchats for a live chat.

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