Mind Body Health

Reducing Stress Reduces Heart Disease

In "Reducing Stress Reduces Heart Disease" David S. Sobel, M.D. reports on a study of patients with heart disease where it was found that relaxation, taming hostility, and helping people change the way they look at life's challenges can reduce their...

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Healthy Anger: Let It Out or Keep It In?

When it comes to health, the best thing is not to get angry in the first place. Once triggered, however, is it better to argue, shout, and bang your fists - or silently seethe? In "Healthy Anger: Let It Out or Keep It In?" David S. Sobel, M.D...

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Healthy Pleasures

Imagine the world without pleasure. Life would appear colorless and humorless. Human beings evolved to seek enjoyment to enhance survival. Yet, at nearly every turn pleasure has gotten a bad name. People are almost phobic about having fun. In...

Guided Imagery can speed surgical recovery

Guided Imagery Speeds Surgical Recovery

Patients undergoing surgery often experience a loss of control, feeling more like victims than participants. Anxiety, fear of the unknown, fear of pain, dependency, uncertainty, and helplessness are common emotions which can intensify the perception...

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done

More and more women work outside and inside the home. Do the double demands shouldered by working moms pose a threat to their physical health? In "A Woman's Work Is Never Done" David S. Sobel, M.D. sites evidence of the physiological impact of "role...

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The Mind Body Guilt Syndrome

Most illnesses result from a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial factors. Rarely is any one of these factors the sole cause of a disease. For example, many people exposed to germs do not develop illness...

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