October 26th, 2010
09:54 AM ET
This week The Chart and CNN's Belief blog take a closer look at meditation, its varied forms and its physical and emotional benefits.
Can people strengthen the brain circuits associated with happiness and positive behavior, just as we’re able to strengthen muscles with exercise?
Richard Davidson, who for decades has practiced Buddhist-style meditation – a form of mental exercise, he says – insists that we can.
October 25th, 2010
08:58 AM ET
Everyone has busy, stressful days and feels distracted by a multitude of tasks and obligations. Many people find stress reduction, as well as physical benefits, in meditation, as found in an ongoing study.
Here's the low-down on what meditation is and how to get started.
September 20th, 2010
03:55 PM ET
You may have dabbled with a foreign accent just for fun, or for a performance of some kind. But in very rare cases, a person's voice takes on a dramatically different sound without his or her permission, and the original accent may be totally lost.
The phenomenon is called Foreign Accent Syndrome, and it's gotten a lot of attention recently.
August 17th, 2010
11:28 AM ET
Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Tuesdays, it's Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, and an expert in the mind-body connection for health.
Question asked by Chad of Richmond, Virginia
Why is panic disorder classified as just a psychiatric condition when there are so many physical symptoms (some painful) that arise during the attack? They would occur whether in good/bad mood, or even asleep.
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