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Louisville on Benefits of Meditation and Relaxation in Health Care Usage Reduction

A recent study published in PLOSOne indicates meditation and relaxation training can help reduce health care utilization, and ultimately costs. Mind-body interventions such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce stress and build resiliency.

University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences associate professor Dr. Scott LaJoie, a co-author of the paper, says few low cost public health interventions have shown such potential in reducing health care utilization.

LaJoie was quoted in this Huffington Post article: Yoga And Meditation Shown To Drastically Reduce Hospital Visits.