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  • Women Benefit From Meditation More Than MenMindfulness meditation, a commonly used treatment for a broad spectrum of mental health disorders, shows significantly greater effects in reducing negative thinking patterns in women than men.
  • Opioid Addiction: 'Alarming' Death Rate in Primary CareOpioid-related deaths have been attributed largely to overdoses. This study shows surprisingly high rates of mortality from medical causes that affect opioid addicts in primary care settings.

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  • School Recess: A Right or a Privilege?   A leading bioethicist argues the importance of school recess as a right and the value to young students' physical and emotional health and well-being.
  • Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee? It's been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.

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