Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 IN THE NEWS– Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks. Mass. General-led study shows changes over time in areas associated with awareness, empathy, stress.
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Mindfulness in medicine

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Medical care utilization and the transcendental meditation program

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