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Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Combining meditation and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows.

Trouble Sleeping? Nondrug Option May Help

New guidelines for treating insomnia recommend a type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia before considering medication.

Tai Chi and Qigong Can Help Your Heart

Growing evidence shows that traditional Chinese exercise, such as tai chi and qigong, may benefit heart disease patients, both physically and mentally.

How to Pay for Alternative Medicine Treatments

Medicare and some private health insurers may offer partial coverage for certain alternative and complementary treatments. Here’s what you need to know.

A woman on a juice cleanse drinking green juice.

The Truth About Detox Diets

A “detox” diet is supposed to cleanse your body and give it a radical reboot. But is this trend all it claims to be?

Aromatherapy: Can Essential Oils Heal You?

Research suggests essential oils could help with certain health problems. Here’s what you need to know about these oils and how to use them.

8 Safety Tips for Using Essential Oils

Just because they’re “natural” doesn’t mean they’re always safe. Here’s what you need to know to avoid skin reactions and other essential-oil pitfalls.

The Scoop on Probiotics

What research says they can—and cannot—do for you.

Is the Paleo Diet Safe?

Thinking of going “caveman”? Here’s a doctor’s take on the latest diet fad.

What Can Jeopardize Cancer Therapy

“Natural” products can make chemotherapy less effective or even toxic, but many patients aren’t telling their doctors, a new study says.