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.

Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners.
A number of studies have begun to address how meditation affects the brain’s grey and white matter.

New research suggests connection between white matter and cognitive health
Scientists from the University of Kentucky have made a connection between the health of brain tissue and dementia.

3 Strategies for Getting Things Done When You’re Depressed
While depression can be a difficult illness to overcome, you don’t have to let it take over your life. Take a look at some helpful strategies that can help you get things done when you’re depressed.

Do Men and Women React Differently to Trauma?
While men and women react differently to trauma, it doesn’t mean that one gender suffers more. This study looks at why men and women react to trauma differently.

The surprising truth about obsessive-compulsive thinking
New study shows unwanted, intrusive thoughts aren’t the problem, but rather your response to them.