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How to Reap the Benefits of Meditation

A new study found that not all those who meditate enjoy it. Here’s how to get the most out of this mindfulness technique, plus five free apps that make it easy.

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Alexa, Can You Help Me Donate Blood?

Have an Amazon Alexa device? Now you can use it to schedule an appointment at your nearest blood drive, get first aid tips, and more.

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Good Morning, Stiff Joints! Let’s Have a Better Day

A good night’s sleep is great for your RA, but that long period of inactivity can mean waking with stiff, sluggish-to-move joints. Try these tricks for easing morning stiffness, giving you a jump start to your day.

Meditation Benefits for Thyroid Patients

Meditation is an effective technique for establishing a mind-body connection and managing stress if you live with a thyroid condition.

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Religion During Adolescence Linked to Better Health in Young Adults

People who are spiritual as kids and teens are less likely to have certain health problems than young adults without regular religious habits.

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5 Guided Imagery Apps

Research has shown that 10 minutes of guided imagery can improve mood and reduce anxiety. But sometimes you need a little assistance. Here are five guided imagery apps to start with.

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Getting Sleep With Migraines

For Julie Ryan, compromised sleep worsened her migraines. Mindfulness, CBD oil, and changes in sleep habits got her back on track. Learn more about sleep and migraine.

8 Yoga Positions to Relax in 10 Minutes

This simple yoga sequence, including eight easy positions, can reduce anxiety and stress in a flash and can be done almost anywhere.

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Mindfulness and Anxiety: What Research Tells Us

There is a growing interest in mindfulness, but what is it, exactly? And does it help with anxiety? We clarify the research on this popular practice.

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Building Resilience a Step at a Time

Practice these three guidelines to practice emotional resilience and grow stronger over time.