Healer lets nonvisual signals direct her to patients’ needs

Graduation – Chris Cooke of Portland could be the first blind naturopath in the U.S. when she gets a diploma today Monday, June 26, 2006 MY-THUAN TRAN Chris Cooke can often figure out from a handshake how her patient feels. A sweaty grip could mean a fever; a listless shake, a sign of uneasiness. “Other doctors look at the visual signs for how patients are doing, like how they walk,” Cooke says. “If you pay attention to a handshake, it can give you similar information.”

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