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Educators in low-income communities embraced meditation as a way to help students manage stress and anxiety in school. Can it help kids cope with being stuck at home?
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My fellowship project was prompted by a question I’d been wondering about: Might mindfulness be a “prescription” for our health care system? I have heard from countless people who told me how meditating had changed their life. So why is it not more commonly recommended by providers?

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While we may think doctors and medical students don’t have time to “sit still,” UC San Diego is finding that the act of meditating is helping create better medical professionals. The school's Center for Mindfulness is now serving as an example to many universities and hospitals.

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Reporters covering stories of people in stressful situations can find themselves struggling with "vicarious stress" and "compassion fatigue." Taking time to practice self-care and mindfulness can help reporters process their own emotions, even as they bear witness to others' difficulties.

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Obesity has been very much in the news this week after the American Medical Association voted to label the condition a disease, a move that could eventually pave the way for expanded insurance coverage of treatments and further raise public awareness of a condition that affects about one in three Am

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