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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.
Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

Brain activity pattern linked with development of schizophrenia

Brain activity pattern linked with development of schizophrenia

Researchers develop new app that reminds users to relax and prevent stress

Researchers develop new app that reminds users to relax and prevent stress

Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation

Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation

Mindfulness-based program effective for reducing stress in infertile women

Mindfulness-based program effective for reducing stress in infertile women

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Managing your mental health while managing a newsroom’s social media

Managing your mental health while managing a newsroom’s social media

Basis announces the launch of new model for mental health

Basis announces the launch of new model for mental health

Researchers develop new mathematical technique to study brain waves

Researchers develop new mathematical technique to study brain waves

Special Focus Issue takes wide view of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer

Special Focus Issue takes wide view of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer

Disagreeable individuals can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, finds study

Disagreeable individuals can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, finds study

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

Religious upbringing may be protective factor for health, well-being in early adulthood

Religious upbringing may be protective factor for health, well-being in early adulthood

Whole brain analysis reveals why 'mindful people' feel less pain

Whole brain analysis reveals why 'mindful people' feel less pain

Creating rituals to honor the dead at long-term-care facilities

Creating rituals to honor the dead at long-term-care facilities

Turning 'what ifs' into 'to-dos' could help cope with life’s daily stress

Turning 'what ifs' into 'to-dos' could help cope with life’s daily stress

Penn's Radiation Oncology department provides VR mindfulness experience for patients

Penn's Radiation Oncology department provides VR mindfulness experience for patients

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Intensive outpatient treatment shows rapid and meaningful changes in veterans' PTSD symptoms

Intensive outpatient treatment shows rapid and meaningful changes in veterans' PTSD symptoms

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety

Mind-body therapies provide promising approach to tackle teen anxiety