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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 9251849, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9251849
Research Article

Medical Students’ Stress Levels and Sense of Well Being after Six Weeks of Yoga and Meditation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, Suite J-130, New York, NY 10065, USA

Received 16 June 2016; Revised 18 September 2016; Accepted 8 November 2016

Academic Editor: Yong Tai Wang

Copyright © 2016 Lona Prasad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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