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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Decreases PTSD Symptom Severity Among Veterans

In a randomized trial that included veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those who received mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy showed greater improvement in self-reported PTSD symptom severity, although the average improvement appears to have been modest, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, a violence/human rights theme issue.

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Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

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Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Faculty Emphasize Importance of Reflection in Medical School Education

Drawing on its Jesuit Catholic heritage, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine has long understood the importance of reflection in medical education as a key element in physician formation. With physician burnout on the rise, it is all the more integral for students to learn ways to engage better with the challenges faced in the medical profession. Stritch faculty members believe reflection is a fundamental tool to help students process and cope with the tremendous physical, emotional, and mental pressure that can accompany their vocation.

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Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Brain Gray Matter

Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual meeting today, www.americanpainsociety.org.

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ICU Nurses Benefit From Workplace Intervention To Reduce Stress

A study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that a workplace mindfulness-based intervention reduced stress levels of employees exposed to a highly stressful occupational environment.

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Trending Stories Report for 10 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Astronomy, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neutrinos, oil spills, Toxicology, Cancer, and Nutrition

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New Study Challenges Current Thinking on How Attention Changes with Social Context

A new Bournemouth University study, in collaboration with University of Portsmouth, has challenged conventional thinking that people’s attention is readily captured by other people’s faces above all other objects.

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Rowan University Prof Helps Marathoners Get “Psyched”

Dr. Douglas Mann is coordinating the first "psyching team" for the New Jersey Marathon & Half-Marathon and providing tips for runners dealing with race-related anxiety.

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Trending Stories Report for 9 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Cancer treatment, meditation, careers in engineering, astronomy, marine conservation, effective dieting, internet marketing, Ebola treatments, and exercise as preventive health for seniors.

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Researchers Probing Potential Power of Meditation as Therapy

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Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are examining the effectiveness of meditation as a therapy for mild cognitive impairment and migraine headaches and as a way to reduce pain.