Mind Body Health

Rethinking the Physician Visit

Most medical care today is provided via the brief office visit - one person visits the doctor. Clearly appropriate in some circumstances, this one-to-one model often falls short of meeting patients' real needs - especially patients with multiple...

Rx: How to Live Well with Chronic Disease

Attitude cannot cure a chronic illness. But cultivating a positive outlook and learning self-management skills can make it much easier to live with. In "Rx: How to Live Well with Chronic Disease" David S. Sobel, M.D. recommends you learn the skills...

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...

Man screaming into his cell phone

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...

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