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from JAMA, 2009 Sep 23;302(12):1284-93 Krasner MS, Epstein RM, Beckman H, Suchman AL, Chapman B, Mooney CJ, Quill TE. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA. michael_krasner@urmc.rochester.edu CONTEXT: Primary care physicians report high levels of distress, which is linked to burnout, attrition, and poorer quality of care. Programs to […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:163-71 Olivo EL. Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA. elo4@columbia.edu The Indo-Tibetan tradition claims that proficiency in the suggested longevity practices of meditation, diet, and physical exercise (yoga), will result in profound anti-aging, stress-mediating and health enhancing effects. Western biomedical research has […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:172-80 Oke SL, Tracey KJ. Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Manhasset, New York, USA. The body’s first defense against invading pathogens or tissue injury is the innate immune system. Since excessive immune responses can be damaging, anti-inflammatory mechanisms function to control the pro-inflammatory response […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:186-98 Loizzo J. Weill Cornell Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies, New York, New York, USA. joeloizzo@nalandascience.org This overview surveys the new optimism about the aging mind/brain, focusing on the potential for self-regulation practices to advance research in stress-protection and optimal health. […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:231-51 Brown D. Psychiatry Department, Harvard Medical School, Newton, Massachusetts, USA. danbrown1@rcn.com Western psychological research on positive psychology and Buddhism have recently converged in their emphasis on the development of positive states, like states of excellence and everyday happiness. Yet, these traditions differ in their approaches to positive […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172(1Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives):5-19 Bushell WC, Theise ND. Anthropology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The orientation of this volume and the Longevity and Optimal Health: Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives conference is that there is abundant evidence in the […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172(1Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives):34-53 Epel E, Daubenmier J, Moskowitz JT, Folkman S, Blackburn E. University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco, California, USA. Understanding the malleable determinants of cellular aging is critical to understanding human longevity. Telomeres may provide […]

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from Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172(1Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives):54-62 Brown RP, Gerbarg PL. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA. Yoga breathing is an important part of health and spiritual practices in Indo-Tibetan traditions. Considered fundamental for […]

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from Conscious Cogn. 2009 Mar;18(1):176-86. Moore A, Malinowski P. Liverpool John Moores University, School of Psychology, Liverpool, United Kingdom. This study investigated the link between meditation, self-reported mindfulness and cognitive flexibility as well as other attentional functions. It compared a group of meditators experienced in mindfulness meditation with a meditation-naïve control group on measures of […]

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from N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172(1Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives):348-361. Bushell WC. Anthropology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. A “framework” is presented for understanding empirically confirmed and unconfirmed phenomena in the Indo-Tibetan meditation system, from an integrative perspective, and providing evidence that certain meditative practices enable […]

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