Research : Sponsored Studies : Mind-Body Interactions
Depression lowers immunity to herpes zoster or shingles
Irwin M, Costlow C, Williams H, Artin KH, Chan CY, Stinson D, Levin MJ, Hayward AR,Oxman M: Cellular immunity to varicella-zoster virus in patients with major depression. J Infectious Diseases 178 (Suppl 1):S104-108, 1998.
The practice of Tai Chi Chih, a moving meditation, improves health functioning and immunity in older adults.
Irwin MR, Pike JL, Cole JC Oxman MN: Effects of a behavioral intervention, Tai Chi Chih, on varicella zoster virus specific immunity and health functioning in older adults. Psychosomatic Medicine (in press 2/25/03)
See what we are doing now. Here are some of our ongoing studies:
Depression and Trial of Varicella Vaccine in the Elderly
Michael Irwin, Principal Investigator
Behavioral Intervention for Herpes Zoster Risk in Aging
Michael Irwin, Principal Investigator
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