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.
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Obamacare in these states would have turned into a "death spiral."
She does not like products with GMOs. I, on the other hand, do not want to spend money on those sorts of things.
The parents said that they were tricked by anti-vaccination groups and would have gotten the vaccination if they had proper information.
Every time some anti-vax propagandist sends me something about his obsession, he quotes a medical journal as though this is a trump card.
Lawmakers passed a law that ends vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief.
I wrote a poem called "How to Quit Smoking," before I was interested in quitting. But now that I'm interested, ready, I've returned to it.
The company's own statements have caused some confusion as to where the cells came from.
As a Catholic, I have several reasons to get excited about the film "Sweetening the Pill."
Every Friday is set aside as a special day of penance, and the Bishops have decided to re-establish the practice by abstaining from meat.
The book is a discussion of the imprecisions and hazards of practicing medicine, told from the point of view of a freshly-minted surgeon.
Most Popular Stories
"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." —Buddha
Common wisdom holds that religious people generally have stronger mental health than atheists, but new research may show this is incorrect.
A controversial course on exorcism approved by the Vatican is underway at the European University of Rome.
As women, we can now control our fertility through birth control. That does not mean we are at men's sexual beck and call —and it shouldn't.
It is not just the bulge of your muscle, but the flexibility of your body that is as important for the proper functioning of the system.
When the human brain is working at its best, it's capable of doing 9 things that contribute to what we might consider, "good mental health."
The Church encourages good health practices, while simultaneously pointing out some of the hazards to which we seem inevitably drawn.
When it comes to reproductive health in America, progress often seems like a one-step-forward-two-steps-back kind of situation.
Four years ago, I had the experience of a lifetime. For twelve days we prayed together and it opened a new way of looking at disease.
Here are a few concrete ways that meditation can improve your life, boost your vitality and give you a greater sense of wellbeing.