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The term meditation refers to a variety of techniques or practices intended to focus or control attention. Most of them are rooted in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These techniques have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years.

Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings as a form of mind-body medicine. Many claims have been made about its value in promoting or improving health and wellness.
Study identifies brain regions that appear to play key role in supporting fluid intelligence

Study identifies brain regions that appear to play key role in supporting fluid intelligence

How to make holidays healthier and less stressful without falling victim to the holiday hustle

How to make holidays healthier and less stressful without falling victim to the holiday hustle

Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

E-meditation: Coupling cutting-edge brain stimulation with mindfulness

E-meditation: Coupling cutting-edge brain stimulation with mindfulness

Just 20 minutes of meditation makes a difference

Just 20 minutes of meditation makes a difference

Meditation could help you become less error prone

Meditation could help you become less error prone

Study highlights role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain

Study highlights role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain

Mindfulness meditation can boost positive long-term effects of psilocybin

Mindfulness meditation can boost positive long-term effects of psilocybin

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Mindfulness meditation appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories

Mindfulness meditation appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories

Using mindfulness approach to tackle opioid crisis

Using mindfulness approach to tackle opioid crisis

Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living

Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living

University of Illinois at Chicago opens three health care simulation centers

University of Illinois at Chicago opens three health care simulation centers

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

Art-based mindfulness activities reduces headaches in adolescent girls

Art-based mindfulness activities reduces headaches in adolescent girls

Employers urged to find new ways to address workers’ mental health

Employers urged to find new ways to address workers’ mental health

Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills

Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills

Cancer patients share survivorship story, celebrate strength and self-care

Cancer patients share survivorship story, celebrate strength and self-care

Dermatologist offers tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder