Writing and Your Health

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Here you will find coverage of health issues related to writing.

  • Why Writing Is Good For Your Health - an article by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D.

  • Yale Study Finds Those Who Read More Books Live Longer (2016-08-05): Want to live a longer life? Then pick up a book and get reading. Yale researchers say that reading confers longevity benefits.

  • Walt Whitman's Manly Health Tips (2016-05-04): Walt Whitman is one of the best known American poets. He also gave some health advice in articles for the New York Atlas.

  • Death By Blogging (2008-04-10): Everyone's talking about the New York Times article that says that blogging can kill you.

  • Is Your Laser Printer Killing You? (2007-08-07): We were horrified to find this article from CNET which says that emissions from certain laser printers can lodge deep in your lungs, eventually causing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

  • Botox: The Writer's Best Friend (2007-07-25): A new study says the writer's cramp (a dystonia) is caused by a condition in the brain that some people are more prone to.

  • Writer's Bump Headed for Extinction (2005-05-21): Writer's bumps are headed for extinction.

  • Haights Cross Acquires Personal Best Communications (2005-05-01): Haights Cross Communications, Inc.

  • Bad News For the Depressed and Anxious (2005-04-19): Those who tend to depression will be pushed closer to the edge of despair when they read about yet another study that warns if you're not happy, you're probably going to get heart disease and die.

  • Phillips Health Becomes Healthy Directiones (2005-04-14): Phillips Health, LLC, a newsletter publisher and provider of physician-branded nutritional supplements, has announced a company name change to Healthy Directions, LLC.

  • The Writer's Lifestyle: From Scotch to Yoga (2005-03-21): Ellen Gilchrist, author of 25 books, won the National Book Award for Victory Over Japan, a collection of short stories.

  • Study: Writing No Help for Asthma Sufferers (2005-03-10): While journal writing may have some health benefits, it doesn't appear to help people with asthma.

  • Neuropsychiatrist Suggests Journal Writing to Fight Anxiety (2004-12-09): We live in a stressful world with constant threats from terrorism, layoffs, weather disasters and horrifying flu outbreaks.