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In Your Own Hands – Mind-body practices for patients with cardiac disease

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. Mind-body practices for patients […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a life of mastery even if you are living with chronic health challenges. This site is for anyone wanting to know how to optimize subjective wellbeing by learning how to fully engage in a life of mastery. […]

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Video: Slow Diaphragmatic Breathing for Instant Calming

Waiting in the waiting room for a doctor’s appointment can be used as a time to get calm and to get clear on exactly what you want to accomplish during the appointment. Breathing at six to twelve breaths per minute with longer exhalations than inhalations is extremely calming.

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In Your Own Hands – Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. Psychological therapies for the […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a rich, rewarding life despite living with chronic health challenges. It is also for anyone wanting to know how to optimize subjective wellbeing by learning how to fully engage in a life of practice that is based […]

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Video: Prepare for each medical appointment

Before every appointment, review your lab and other diagnostic test results. Also review your previous questions and the doctor’s answers. Be sure to bring your new list of questions and list of new symptoms. Be careful to only ask questions pertinent to that doctor’s specialty.

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In Your Own Hands – Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement ameliorates the impact of pain

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement ameliorates […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a rich, rewarding life despite living with chronic health challenges. It is also for anyone wanting to know how to optimize subjective wellbeing by learning how to fully engage in a life of practice that is based […]

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Video: Second Opinions

Before any high-risk procedure or if you are not getting better, it’s important to get a second opinion from a specialist at a different institution, or from a clinician in a different specialty. Your PCP will have ideas on what specialists you can see and will give you a referral. You can discuss with your […]

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In Your Own Hands – Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy versus Sertraline

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive […]

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