Church Attendance, Social Isolation and Mortality – Recent Reserch Findings

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Crossroads is the Newsletter of the Center for Spirituality, Theology & Health at Duke University. The November, 2013 issue was just released. In this issue, six research studies were highlighted and summarized. The one that most interested me was a study about the value of … [Read more...]

Smokers and Church Attendance – A Gallup Report

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A new report is out this week by the Gallup folks - Strong Link Between Church Attendance and Smoking. Smoking in the U.S. is highly correlated with religiosity, with those who never attend church almost three times as likely to smoke as those who attend weekly. This … [Read more...]

God and Your Brain – How He Changes It

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Rita Hancock, MD (aka "Dr. Rita") is a graduate of Cornell University and is a board-certified Physical Medicine specialist with sub-specialty board certification in Pain Management. She has been in full-time practice for fifteen years. Her most recent book is Radical Wellbeing - … [Read more...]

Researchers Say “Junk DNA is Not Junk.” God Already Knows That.

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Researchers have discovered yet a new revelation about the human genome: it’s full of active, functioning DNA, and it's a lot more complex than they ever thought. A Time magazine article, Junk DNA - Not So Useless After All, provides some details of the recent discoveries and … [Read more...]

Relationships and Your Health

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A survey of pre-retirees aged 50-plus has revealed some interesting facts about what people think about regarding their health. The July 16 issue of the Wall Street Journal has an article about the study results titled The High Price of a Long Life. One of the questions asked … [Read more...]

Prayer: The Most Common Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Practice

What is the most common type of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment that mid-life women in the United States use to maintain their health? Researchers analyzed data from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) involving a random national sample of … [Read more...]