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Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Oct;19(10):839-50. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e31820ee9ef. Lavretsky H, Alstein LL, Olmstead RE, Ercoli LM, Riparetti-Brown M, Cyr NS, Irwin MR. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. hlavrets@ucla.edu Nearly two-thirds of elderly patients treated for […]

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from today’s NYT: By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: November 18, 2010 Women who are stressed at work are more likely than other working women to have a heart attack or other forms of heart disease, a new study suggests. The findings, presented Monday at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, were based on data […]

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Orv Hetil. 2010 Jun 13;151(24):965-70. Falus A, Marton I, Borbényi E, Tahy A, Karádi P, Aradi J, Stauder A, Kopp M. Semmelweis Egyetem, Altalános Orvostudományi Kar, Genetikai-Sejt és Immunbiológiai Intézet, Budapest. The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their pioneer research on telomeres – and the enzyme that […]

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Hutcherson, C. A., Seppala, E. M., & Gross, J. J. (2008).  Emotion, 8, 720-724. The need for social connection is a fundamental human motive, and it is increasingly clear that feeling socially connected confers mental and physical health benefits. However, in many cultures, societal changes are leading to growing social distrust and alienation. Can feelings […]

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Neurobiol Aging. 2007 Oct;28(10):1623-7 Pagnoni G, Cekic M. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. gpagnon@emory.edu Abstract Zen meditation, a Buddhist practice centered on attentional and postural self-regulation, has been speculated to bring about beneficial long-term effects for the individual, ranging from stress reduction to […]

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Neurology. 2008 Jun 10;70(24):2321-8. Wahbeh H, Elsas SM, Oken BS. Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code CR120, Portland, OR 97239, USA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: Half of the adults in the United States use complementary and alternative medicine with mind-body therapy being the most commonly used form. […]

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Pain Med. 2009 Nov;10(8):1395-407. Morone NE, Rollman BL, Moore CG, Li Q, Weiner DK. Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Abstract OBJECTIVES: Determine the impact of an 8-week mindfulness meditation program on disability, psychological function, and pain severity in community-dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain, and to test […]

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from Gerontologist. 2008 Apr;48(2):135-41 Rejeski WJ. Departments of Health and Exercise Science and Public Health Science, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA. rejeski@wfu.edu Derived from Buddhism, mindfulness is a unique approach for understanding human suffering and happiness that has attracted rapidly growing interest among health care professionals. In this article I describe […]

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from Care Manag J. 2008;9(1):19-24 McMahan SC. selenamcmahan@gmail.com Over the past 30 years, there has been aplentitude of research into the health benefits of humor and laughter for healthy, sick, or depressed adults and children as well as for senior citizens. Medical research supports our human instinct that people who smile and laugh are happy, […]

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from  Clin Geriatr Med. 2008 Feb;24(1):121-38, viii Gooneratne NS. Division of Geriatric Medicine, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. ngoonera@mail.med.upenn.edu Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are frequently used for the treatment of sleep disorders, but in many cases patients do not discuss […]

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