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Yoga is an ancient system of practices used to balance the mind and body through exercise, meditation (focusing thoughts), and control of breathing and emotions. Yoga is being studied as a way to relieve stress and treat sleep problems in cancer patients.
Caffeine intake may aggravate hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women

Caffeine intake may aggravate hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women

A new Mayo Clinic study, published online today by the journal Menopause, found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women. [More]
State highlights: L.A. County to trim new hire retiree benefits; lapses in state education for those with disabilities

State highlights: L.A. County to trim new hire retiree benefits; lapses in state education for those with disabilities

Los Angeles County supervisors finalized reforms to health benefits for future employees Tuesday, in a move that is projected to save the county as much as $840 million over the next 30 years. Retiree health benefits became a sticking point in contentious labor negotiations last year. Although not technically part of the contract talks, unions objected to the proposal to reduce retiree benefits (Sewell, 6/24). [More]
First Edition: June 25, 2014

First Edition: June 25, 2014

Today's headlines include a report about a recent analysis that finds new health plan enrollees are showing high rates of serious health conditions. [More]
Yoga exercise program developed for patients living with pulmonary hypertension

Yoga exercise program developed for patients living with pulmonary hypertension

A first-of-its-kind yoga exercise program has been developed by Henry Ford Hospital for patients living with pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease that afflicts women at least two times more than men. [More]
Helix Healthcare Group offers individualized treatment for substance abuse, addiction, mental health issues

Helix Healthcare Group offers individualized treatment for substance abuse, addiction, mental health issues

Helix Healthcare Group is the first integrated facility in Canada to offer a highly individualized approach in the treatment of substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues. [More]
Emily Program plans to open new office in Olympia

Emily Program plans to open new office in Olympia

The Emily Program - a nationally recognized eating disorder treatment center- today announced plans to open a new office in Olympia, WA, its 3rd location in the Seattle area, 4th location in the Pacific Northwest. [More]
Golden Door introduces new online destination of goldendoor.com.

Golden Door introduces new online destination of goldendoor.com.

Golden Door, the globally renowned wellness resort is pleased to introduce the new online destination of goldendoor.com. [More]
Yoga can't be considered routine intervention for patients with asthma

Yoga can't be considered routine intervention for patients with asthma

Yoga has long been promoted as a method for improving physical and mental well-being. And although yoga is often suggested to asthma sufferers to help alleviate symptoms, a new study found little evidence that yoga will improve symptoms. [More]
Researchers examine health benefits of yoga for asthma sufferers

Researchers examine health benefits of yoga for asthma sufferers

Yoga has long been promoted as a method for improving physical and mental well-being. And although yoga is often suggested to asthma sufferers to help alleviate symptoms, a new study found little evidence that yoga will improve symptoms. [More]
ASCO Expert Panel develops treatment guidelines for cancer-related fatigue

ASCO Expert Panel develops treatment guidelines for cancer-related fatigue

Fatigue is a debilitating problem for cancer patients undergoing treatment; however, it also poses a huge detriment after treatment and can significantly affect quality of life. [More]
UTHealth’s professor receives highly competitive Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship Award

UTHealth’s professor receives highly competitive Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship Award

Anil Kulkarni, MSc, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, was awarded a highly competitive Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship Award for Academic and Professional Experience to travel to India this fall to teach immunonutrition and functional foods in the global health era. [More]
Quality of exercise and diet regimen matters more than quantity

Quality of exercise and diet regimen matters more than quantity

If your goal is to lose weight and maintain optimal health and fitness, the quality of your exercise and diet regimen matters more than the quantity, says Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero. [More]
New program appears to be effective in reducing risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors

New program appears to be effective in reducing risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors

Viewed as one of the most unfortunate outcomes of breast cancer treatment, lymphedema is characterized by an accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstitial spaces of the affected limb, leading to chronic ipsilateral limb swelling causing psychosocial distress and physical challenges for patients. [More]
Holistic exercise program may improve physical, psychological wellbeing of dementia patients

Holistic exercise program may improve physical, psychological wellbeing of dementia patients

While dementia patients can often suffer from depression and declining physical and mental ability, exercise has been shown to help improve both their physical and psychological wellbeing. [More]
Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

In a crowded health and wellness marketplace, knowing what's fact versus myth and effective versus ineffective can be a challenge. It also may be an obstacle for some people to find a sound and practical lifestyle program that they can maintain over time. To provide a comprehensive wellness program based on research, not the trend of the day, Mayo Clinic will launch the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in summer of 2014 to help people adopt healthy behavioral changes in diet, exercise and stress management and improve their overall quality of life. [More]
Tips to improve bone health

Tips to improve bone health

As many as 52 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, and studies suggest that one in two women and up to one in four men ages 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is concerning because you can't feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it's often referred to as the "silent disease." May is National Osteoporosis Month and, since prunes have been linked to bone health, Sunsweet is urging Americans to listen to their bones this month and start taking action to keep bones strong and healthy. [More]
UCSF researchers discover natural way to avoid urinary incontinence

UCSF researchers discover natural way to avoid urinary incontinence

An ancient form of meditation and exercise could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study from UC San Francisco. [More]
Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) researchers are recruiting women for a study to determine whether practicing yoga will help reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence. [More]
Study highlights importance of stress management, healthy lifestyle habits for people with migraine

Study highlights importance of stress management, healthy lifestyle habits for people with migraine

Migraine sufferers who experienced reduced stress from one day to the next are at significantly increased risk of migraine onset on the subsequent day, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. [More]
Researchers find stress can delay pregnancy and double risk of infertility

Researchers find stress can delay pregnancy and double risk of infertility

Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception stress might play a role in infertility. [More]