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Do Plants Speed Up Recovery In Hospitals?
Scientific Blogging ^ | December 29th 2008

Posted on 12/30/2008 1:33:20 PM PST by CE2949BB

Contact with nature has long been believed to increase positive feelings, reduce stress and provide distraction from the pain associated with hospital stays and researchers now say they have confirmed the beneficial effects of plants and flowers for patients recovering from abdominal surgery.

(Excerpt) Read more at scientificblogging.com ...


TOPICS: Gardening; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: plants; science

1 posted on 12/30/2008 1:33:21 PM PST by CE2949BB
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To: CE2949BB

Sure, a short review of photosynthesis will explain — Plants breath in CO2 and give off oxygen. We share our CO2 with them, they in turn share their oxygen with us. Carbon life forms are all about sharing -— ^_^


2 posted on 12/30/2008 1:37:56 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: CE2949BB

Puppies and kittens would be x2 as effective.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 1:38:35 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: CE2949BB

Butbutbutbutbut...CO2 is a pollutant, the globull warmists said so.


4 posted on 12/30/2008 1:39:02 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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If my wife could have brought me one of my tomato plants into the room after my abdominal surgery I would have been happy! Add in a little salt and pepper some olive oil and fresh mozzarella cheese and I would have eaten better than what the hospital served.
5 posted on 12/30/2008 1:41:31 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: CE2949BB

Dr. Kevorkian used to bring in the beautiful Hemlock plant, and it worked wonders for all the patients who put a leaf in their tea!


6 posted on 12/30/2008 1:47:36 PM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: TRY ONE
Dr. Kevorkian used to bring in the beautiful Hemlock plant, and it worked wonders for all the patients who put a leaf in their tea!

Worked for Socrates, too.

7 posted on 12/30/2008 1:52:17 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: CE2949BB

About a year ago I spent two long and painful months in a Seattle hospital, recovering from heart surgery, a stroke that occurred during the first surgery, MRSA causing the need for 3 more entries into my chest as well as several more procedures.

Once my recovery was far enough along, my bride would wheel me to their outdoor gardens..... it was VERY helpful and mentally uplifting to have such a beautiful place to go.


8 posted on 12/30/2008 1:54:12 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: CE2949BB; Bitwhacker

Yellow Roses have been known to cheer me up.

Puppies work well, too.


9 posted on 12/30/2008 2:02:06 PM PST by Jemian (PAM of JT!)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Red is for Oba Mao, blue is for Sarah
Sane people and vegetation are most abundant in the blue colored counties of our state.

10 posted on 12/30/2008 2:22:28 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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