Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Study of mindfulness-based stress reduction for cancer survivors
In this study, mindful-based stress reduction has shown as a promising treatment for cancer-related fatigue, the most common disabling symptom of cancer treatment.

Mindfulness training benefits U.S. veterans with diabetes
Focused breathing and awareness training has helped U.S. veterans with self-management of the disease and significantly lowered diabetes distress levels.

A meta-analysis of 47 previous published studies shows that meditation is effective against anxiety and depression
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University analyzed previous medical trials to find the most effective use for meditation as a medical therapy.

Mindfulness-Based Functional Therapy: a preliminary open trial of an integrated model of care for people with persistent low back pain
According to this study, mindfulness-based functional therapy is a feasible treatment for improving physical and emotional functioning for participants with persistent lower back pain

Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief 
The Oxford Journal reports that Meditation-related anxiety relief was associated with activation of the anterior cingulate cortex, ventromedial prefrontal cortex and anterior insula.