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Smoking, Exercise, Endurance Exercise, Muscle Loss, Muscle Wasting, Inflammation, Physiology

Exercise May Help Protect Smokers from Inflammation, Muscle Damage

Regular exercise may protect smokers from some of the negative effects associated with smoking, such as muscle loss and inflammation, according to a new study.

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hot yoga , Bikram yoga, Kinesiology, Biology, Bone Mineral Density, American College of Sports Medicine, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Parathyroid, calcium loss

Human Research Study at UAH Explores Effects of Hot Yoga

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UAH professors Dr. Shannon Mathis and Dr. Gordon MacGregor partnered on a study to investigate the effects of hot yoga on bone mineral density.

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Holiday Eating, Cancer Prevention, Healthy Eating, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Avoid the Holiday Food Trap

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Typically around the holidays, healthy eating habits established over the year go by the wayside. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey registered dietitian shares a few tips to keep your waistline in check this holiday season.

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Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Self-management, Diabetes Awareness Month, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Education

How Can I Manage My Diabetes?

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Diabetes is a medical condition in which sugar or glucose levels build up in your bloodstream. Managing diabetes is a daily challenge to keep blood sugar levels in the desired range. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and keep your blood glucose in the healthy range.

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Workouts to Remember: New Research Suggests High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory

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The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications for an aging population which is grappling with the growing problem of catastrophic diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Anesthesia, Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Epidemic, Opioid Epidemic, Pain medicine physicians, Medical community, Pain pre, Pain Clinic, chronic opioid use

Integrative Medicine Approaches for Pain Treatment – Can They Be an Alternative to Opioids?

Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia—a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis.

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Baby Boomer, Senior Citizen, Joint Replacement, Aging, fitness and seniors, sports and seniors, aging and sports, Robert Klapper

Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts

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Sprains and strains are painful, but they can also be a blessing, says Dr. Robert Klapper, co-director of Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program. These injuries are a wake-up call -- warnings that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you could do major damage. “We need to listen to our bodies,” said Klapper, “especially as we get older.”

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Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Gifts, philanthropic gifts, higher education gifts

Northwestern to Advance Our Understanding of the Role of Environment on Genes

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and expression of genes.

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Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Women's Health, Aging, Geriatrics, Physical Activity, Longevity, Fitness trackers

Cross Off That “To Do” List, Study Shows All Daily Activity Can Prolong Life

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That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.







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