Detailing the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body, this text discusses how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being. Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors, including two professional health educators who have been deeply involved in Mind/Body research and an MD/Internist who specializes in Mind/Body practices, this text details current global findings on the relationship between the mind and body. The authors show that negative emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety can adversely affect physical health while positive emotions such as humor and optimism can serve to improve health and increase longevity. Relationships between physical health and spirituality, attitude, medicine, and various social factors are explored. The authors stress the importance of health choices and lifestyle factors on overall health and well-being, while laying groundwork for continued research in Mind/Body medicine in the 21st century.Kathryn J. Frandsen is the author of 'Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships (2nd Edition)', published 2001 under ISBN 9780205329083 and ISBN 020532908X.