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Posted by Mitch Brisebois

Scientific American reports on a study published in Oncology which claims that blogging is a good way to relieve psychological or physiological stress. The article likens a person's overwhelming urge to blog with "self-medicating". I've always believed that self-medicating and blogging go together well! I'm surprised someone hasn't created a "Wordpress Wine"… or "Typepad Tequila". Anywho… Blogging is supposed to make us healthy. Self-medication may be the reason the blogosphere has taken off. Scientists (and writers) have long known about the therapeutic benefits of writing about personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. But besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing produces many physiological benefits. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery. A study in the February issue of the Oncologist reports that cancer patients who engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly better, mentally and physically, as compared with patients who did not. Click here to read more of Mitch's blog.

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