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The health benefits of gratitude

Thanksgiving Food
Larry Crowe
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Associated Press
A grill-roasted brined turkey is presented on a table.

This week we took a deep dive into how Thanksgiving can be good for you by looking at the health benefits of gratitude.

We spoke with Christina Karns, an assistant research professor at the University of Oregon. Christina uses neuroimaging to show how attention and self-regulation can support healthy neural development. Her work has led to the development of evidence-based interventions that help people have positive and healthy interactions with society and each other.

We also heard from some of our colleagues, friends, family members and listeners who shared what they’re thankful for this holiday season.

From the whole “What’s Health Got to Do With It?” team, we hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.