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Article ID: 705205

Missing the sweet spot: Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For people with Type 2 diabetes, testing blood sugar levels becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with Type 2 diabetes who don’t require insulin are buying enough test strips to test their blood sugar two or more times a day – when they don’t need to test nearly that frequently according to medical guidelines.

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10-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704165

Being Fair: The Benefits of Early Child Education

Universite de Montreal

Getting a jump on a low-income child’s education can have a positive effect on social behavior even 40 years later, researchers find.

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16-Nov-2018 4:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 704114

How to Really Approach Eating Before and on Thanksgiving

LifeBridge Health

Cutting back considerably on high-calorie foods, even full meals, in the days or weeks before Thanksgiving in anticipation of pigging out on turkey, sweet potato pie and other traditional dishes on the big day is a common pre-holiday diet plan.

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16-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 697364

Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

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1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701094

Meditation and Music May Improve Memory of Those at-Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

West Virginia University

Kim Innes, an epidemiology professor from the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and her team are studying the potential benefits of a simple meditation or music listening practice for improving memory and cognitive functioning, as well as mood, sleep and quality of life in adults with subjective cognitive decline, or SCD.

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26-Sep-2018 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701018

Now You Just Need to Remember to Exercise!

University of California, Irvine

People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Japan’s University of Tsukuba found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage.

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24-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 700977

Take a Step Back From Yourself to Better Realize the Benefits of Awe

University at Buffalo

Religion and nature can both lead to awe, and turning to one or the other is a common coping strategy for the stress. But an awe-inspiring experience can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a novel UB-led study that uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays when considering the effects of encountering awe.

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24-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700166

‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.

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6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 699345

From Mindfulness to Medical Education: Penn Radiation Oncology Explores the Potential of VR

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn’s Radiation Oncology department has recently added a VR mindfulness experience to its waiting room in the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.

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22-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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