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April 30, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Reading Has Mental Health Benefits

April 30, 2021 08:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Recent research found that “Leisure reading is associated with several important educational and cognitive benefits, and yet fewer and fewer young adults are reading in their free time.” Even though reading has declined for some age groups, mental health providers still practice bibliotherapy, using books as part of therapy to treat psychological disorders. Several experts shared their perspective on the benefits of this practice. [More]

November 28, 2013
by Christie Hunter

the impactofthe artson health

The Impact of the Arts on Health

November 28, 2013 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

the impactofthe artson health
The arts - visual, physical and aural - help us to understand and express the complexities of human nature. Art has long been a valuable instrument in helping people who are suffering emotional or physical pain to cope and to heal. The increased use of the arts in the field of healthcare is becoming an invaluable tool for aiding healthcare workers to construct better care for patients. November is Arts in Health Month. [More]