Can a mindfulness app prevent doctor burnout?

Many doctors live with significant anxiety, and the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the risk for burnout. A new mindfulness app may help.

Brown University
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

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To cope with stress and avoid bad moods, try this combo

A balance between living in the moment and planning ahead is the best way to cope with stress and negative moods, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

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Just a little mindfulness can ease pain and negativity

Even a brief introduction to mindfulness can help people cope with pain and anxiety, research suggests.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale
Feb. 20, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

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Mindfulness could lower your blood pressure

Mindfulness can help lower high blood pressure by boosting attention control, emotion regulation, and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits.

Brown University
Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

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Mindfulness may benefit people on methadone

Mindfulness shows promise as a supplement to methadone therapy for opioid addiction and chronic pain.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers
Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins

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Some people with anxiety would rather worry than relax

To avoid a big swing in emotions, some people would rather just stay worried than relax. The discovery could benefit those with relaxation-induced anxiety.

Katie Bohn-Penn State
Sept. 30, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety emotions mindfulness relaxation-training stress

Mindfulness app cuts smoking. Brain scans suggest how

New research indicates that apps, in this case a mindfulness app, can deliver evidence-based treatment affordably and accessibly.

Mollie Rappe-Brown
May 21, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

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This ‘body awareness’ training cuts relapse rate

"Those who received MABT relapsed less. By learning to attend to their bodies, they learned important skills for better self-care."

Jackson Holtz-Washington
April 17, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction emotions mindfulness substance-abuse

Mindfulness training app cuts loneliness and isolation

Using your smartphone to learn to monitor and accept your feelings could help you feel less lonely.

Abby Simmons-Carnegie Mellon
Feb. 13, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

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