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Proceed To Article Transcendental Meditation Could Save Millions Of Health Care Dollars
Findings from a Quebec study published in the July 2000 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion suggest that people who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique are healthier and need less medical care -- this could save health insurance agencies billions of dollars every year. More...

Proceed To Article Integration Of Behavioral And Relaxation Approaches Into The Treatment Of Chronic Pain And Insomnia
Chronic pain and insomnia afflict millions of patients. Despite the acknowledged importance of psychosocial and behavioral factors in these disorders, treatment strategies have tended to focus on biomedical interventions such as drugs and surgery. The purpose of this NIH consensus conference was to examine the usefulness of integrating behavioral and relaxation approaches with biomedical interventions in clinical and research settings to improve the care of patients with chronic pain and insomnia. More...

Proceed To Article Anthrax In Romania; Ethiopia
The World Health Organization has reported an outbreak of anthrax in a remote village in Ethiopia. In Romania, one man is dead of anthrax and six members of his family are believed to have contracted the disease. More...
Proceed To Article Clinical And Epidemiologic Principles Of Anthrax
Anthrax is one of the great infectious diseases of antiquity. The fifth and sixth plagues in the Bible's book of Exodus may have been outbreaks of anthrax in cattle and humans, respectively. The "Black Bane," a disease that swept through Europe in the 1600s causing large numbers of human and animal deaths, was likely anthrax. More...

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