Letters: Feb. 10, 2003

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

There are so many studies confirming the health benefits of meditation that it's a wonder it isn't as universal as brushing our teeth. PHILIP ROSOFF-HORNE Carmichael, Calif.

In your articles about mind and body and the effect of one on the other [SPECIAL ISSUE, Jan. 20], I was intrigued by the evidence that depression can worsen pre-existing diseases and may be implicated in the onset of others. I don't know, however, if pursuing happiness is the antidote to the seemingly widespread depression of our times. Having a moral purpose, ethics and values is what...

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