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Health and Wellness

Our beliefs often have a direct impact on our health.

Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts about health, wellness, and medicine.


Most Recent Stories

Cash for Credentials: Fake Doctors Buy Pastoral Medicine Degrees

Cash for Credentials: Fake Doctors Buy Pastoral Medicine Degrees

Hemant Mehta

Just put random letters after your name as if you have an advanced degree and see how many people fall for it.

Spanking Causes Similar Harm As Abuse

Spanking Causes Similar Harm As Abuse

Dr. Greg

A new study examining 50 years of data derived from observations of 16,000 kids finds that spanking, and abuse cause similar problems with child behavior and well-being.

Confused About When Life Begins?

Confused About When Life Begins?

Roland Warren

Here are two simple methods to help you know for sure.

Quit Telling Addicts They Need God to Recover

Quit Telling Addicts They Need God to Recover

Liz Greene

What good is there in telling someone who is at the end of their tether that they must relinquish any control they had left on their life?

Prayer and Mental Illness

Prayer and Mental Illness

Anne Carpenter

What's it mean for someone with a damaged mind to stand before God?

Tennessee Bill Allows Counselors to Refer Based on Sincerely Held Principles

Tennessee Bill Allows Counselors to Refer Based on Sincerely Held Principles

Warren Throckmorton

It seems unavoidable that referred clients will experience stigma and lose trust in the profession.

Christians Voting 4 Pro-Aborts?!?

Christians Voting 4 Pro-Aborts?!?

Dave Armstrong

How can a "faithful Catholic" vote for a politician who sanctions the practice of abortion.

Trump

Trump "Outs" Anti-Abortion Hypocrisy

Jim Burklo

The people who want to make abortion illegal have just been "outed" for a profound inconsistency.

Anti-Abortion Threats Skyrocket in Wake of Planned Parenthood Videos

Anti-Abortion Threats Skyrocket in Wake of Planned Parenthood Videos

Rachel Ford

While correlation isn't causation, it's not much of a stretch to think that insisting that doctors are murderers and organ traffickers might inspire something less than good will.

Supreme Court's Contraception Suggestion Won't Satisfy the Right

Supreme Court's Contraception Suggestion Won't Satisfy the Right

Hemant Mehta

So filling out a form saying they don't want to offer contraception coverage to their employees also violates their religious conscience?

Most Popular Stories

Psychiatric Association to Denounce Gay Conversion Therapy

Psychiatric Association to Denounce Gay Conversion Therapy

JT Eberhard

The World Psychiatric Association is about to make it clear that gay-conversion "therapy" is ineffective and dangerous.

Do Pediatricians Believe Transgender Affirmation Is Child Abuse?

Do Pediatricians Believe Transgender Affirmation Is Child Abuse?

Melinda Selmys

Putting a thin veneer of science on a religious tract does not make it a scientific report, nor does it convince anyone who is not already convinced.

Is Addiction a Moral Failing?

Is Addiction a Moral Failing?

Adam Lee

We should think of the brain like any other physical system, meaning that it's susceptible to breakdown in ways that can't be overcome just by force of will.

Meditation Made Easy

Meditation Made Easy

Tom Rapsas

Have you ever tried to meditate and found you just couldn't do it? This may help.

The Alphabet of Alternative Medicine

The Alphabet of Alternative Medicine

Hemant Mehta

I won't even tell you what this woman's drinking.

HPV Vaccine a Success, Religious Right Doesn't Care

HPV Vaccine a Success, Religious Right Doesn't Care

Lauren Nelson

The Religious Right has been incredibly successful as framing the vaccine as encouraging promiscuity among young girls.

Zika DOES NOT Justify Contraception

Zika DOES NOT Justify Contraception

Dr. Greg

In light of the Holy Father's comments on the return flight from Mexico, the National Catholic Bioethics Center released a statement.

6 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

6 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Pia de Solenni

In the case of the Zika virus, here are some things to consider.

Condoms As a Solution to AIDS and Other STDs?

Condoms As a Solution to AIDS and Other STDs?

Dave Armstrong

The fallacies and lack of sense inherent in such an approach.

Another Case Against God: Mosquitoes Over Humanity

Another Case Against God: Mosquitoes Over Humanity

Annie Laurie Gaylor

Mosquitoes are only evidence not of a loving god but of opportunistic evolution.

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