The story

When you think about health advice from Dr. Andrew Weil, you probably think of herbs and vitamins, a good diet, and plenty of exercise.

And all of that is true. But Weil has one more prescription: Become an empowered patient.

"Disempowerment," he says, is all too common among patients, and "adds to their distress and is an obstacle to recovery." Read full article »

CNN Medical News intern Melanie Diaz contributed to this report.

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