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Study Demonstrates Meditation Changes Gene Expression

Study Demonstrates Meditation Changes Gene Expression

Practitioners have been attesting to it for many years, and now medical research is waking up to the possibility that meditation really does have tangible health benefits. Published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, a new study has found specific molecular changes in the body following ... Read More


Meditation Can Offer Benefits for Depression, Anxiety, and Pain

Meditation Can Offer Benefits for Depression, Anxiety, and Pain

A review of the published scientific literature on relaxation programs involving meditation has revealed a small benefit to individuals with a medical condition, including effects against depression similar in size to those achieved with antidepressant drugs. The systematic review is published... Read More


How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

In today's fast-paced society, it's easier than ever to get wound up, worked up and stressed out. And that means enduring constantly high bodily levels of the "fight or flight" hormones cortisol and epinephrine. While these two proteins are very helpful, when the body is constantly charged wit... Read More


Biofeedback Allows Patients to Control Their Symptoms

Biofeedback Allows Patients to Control Their Symptoms

Having cold hands or feet are an annoyance that many of us deal with when we're exposed to cold temperatures or stress. But for individuals with Raynaud's Disease, the constriction of blood vessels is more severe, leading to coldness, numbness, color change, throbbing and swelling of extremiti... Read More


Yoga Reduces Fear of Falling Among Elderly

Yoga Reduces Fear of Falling Among Elderly

Taking yoga classes yields a slight but important decrease in the fear of falling among senior citizens, a recent study showed, as well as conferring greater lower-body flexibility and removing constraints on their leisure activities. Fear of falling may have a significant impact on the he... Read More


Celebrating 10 Years of Integrative Patient Care

Celebrating 10 Years of Integrative Patient Care

Approaching its 10 year anniversary, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing, an initiative of Beth Israel Medical Center, is celebrating the progress they've achieved in providing fully integrative care by practitioners of modern Western medicine, traditional indigenous medicine and progr... Read More


Going to Work Sick Linked to Long-Term Leave

Going to Work Sick Linked to Long-Term Leave

Habitually working while sick, an increasingly common practice, can land a person in a situation in which his risk of having to take long-term sick leave is markedly increased, according to a recent study. The researchers, who published their work in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community H... Read More


Cortisol Treatment May Help Halt Phobias

Cortisol Treatment May Help Halt Phobias

A body chemical that hinders the retrieval of memories seems to have the effect of reducing the fear associated with social and spider phobias, a recent study showed.     The chemical is the stress hormone known as cortisol, according to research published by a team at the Uni... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 26, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 26, 2009

We are all beginning to realize that too much salt may be bad for our health. Yet, our bodies need some sodium (better known as salt) to function properly. The body uses sodium, to maintain the right balance of fluids in our bodies. We also need sodium to transmit nerve impulses. In additio... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D - May 18, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D - May 18, 2009

Yoga and the Fear of Falling Anything that can reduce the fear of falling among senior citizens would truly be a valuable contribution to society. Such a fear may not seem like a big deal. But the fact is that, among the elderly, it can have huge repercussions – on both a personal lev... Read More


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