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Religion and Health

Attitudes of Gratitude: Religious Friends Cultivate Thankfulness

David Briggs | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Keep your friends close, and your religious friends closer.

Pope Francis, Ray Rice and the 'F Word': How Faith Communities Can Help Trauma Victims Heal

David Briggs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

So how can faith communities help trauma victims on their journey to a state of healing that may one day enable them to reap the benefits of true forgiveness? Here are three ways suggested by research and those with experience in working with survivors.

Jesus, Healing and Grace-Filled Gray Areas

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

This story in Luke makes me wonder: are we as Christians called to follow the steps of Jesus and advocate for unconventional medical treatments? What does it mean to be a person of faith and someone who thinks alternative healing options should be considered?

Religious Beliefs, Emotional Problems Linked In Provocative New Study

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science

Many people find comfort in religious faith, but a provocative new study links certain beliefs with emotional problems. The study, published April 10 ...

Are Spiritual Communities Healthier?

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

For us longevity focused boomers, a return to a spiritual or worship community could represent an opportunity for renewed connection with others in a shared environment, as well as potential discernment and insight into the importance of belonging.

Do You Belong To A Religious Or Secular Gym?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Nancy Wurtzel

I guess that I shouldn't have been so surprised when the church made its presence known recently at my gym. In unison, everyone began genuflecting and responding to the priest's greeting and prayers.

Jaweed Kaleem

Does Religion Make You Healthier?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion

Are more religious people healthier than less religious people? A new analysis of Gallup surveys of more than 676,000 Americans suggests they may b...

Holy Unhealthy Eating! How to Stop Churches From Sending People to Heaven Early

Dr. Daniel Amen | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Dr. Daniel Amen

Churches, businesses, schools, hospitals, all of our social institutions have the potential to be powerful positive influences on our health and connect us with the kind of support network that leads to success.

Holy Rollers: Faith And Gambling

David Briggs | Posted 08.26.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Efforts to oppose the personal and social ills of gambling by a broad range of religious groups, from Southern Baptists to United Methodists, have not been in vain, according to a developing body of research.