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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.
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]

Researchers discover effective way of tuning muscle elasticity

How does yoga improve your flexibility? In the Mar 13 cover story of Cell, Columbia University biological sciences professor Julio Fernandez and team report the discovery of a new form of mechanical memory that adjusts the elasticity of muscles to their history of stretching. [More]
Longer looks: Health care in jail; preventing Medicare drug fraud; new medical codes

Longer looks: Health care in jail; preventing Medicare drug fraud; new medical codes

"Sheriff Ashe," [the waitress] began. "My daughter is in your jail." She then told me her daughter's story. "Laura," as I'll call her here, was a bright and sociable girl who, after graduating from high school, went on to community college. [More]
Research suggests that MBSR program can reduce employee stress and burnout

Research suggests that MBSR program can reduce employee stress and burnout

Within the health care industry and beyond, daily exposure to stress can lead to negative consequences for employees both on and off the job - from apathy and burnout to physical illness or mental impairments. [More]
Yoga offers unique benefits for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy

Yoga offers unique benefits for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy

For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon successfully performs CSF repair surgery on patient

Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon successfully performs CSF repair surgery on patient

When Elizabeth "Beth" Johnson stood up from working at her computer Oct. 28, she noticed "a kind of funny feeling" in the back of her neck. By Nov. 2, the sensation had become an excruciating headache that came on whenever she tried to stand or sit upright. [More]
First Edition: February 27, 2014

First Edition: February 27, 2014

Today's headlines include a number of stories about Obama past and present administration officials -- notably, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden -- who are stepping up to "sell" people on enrolling in new health law insurance coverage. [More]

Drexel University to expand nurse-managed health center

Drexel University will begin a major expansion of its nurse-managed health center which is nationally recognized as a model of integrated care. [More]
Study links carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and AD

Study links carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and AD

​Even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Recent reports in medical literature link carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to a greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, impaired cognition, and other disorders. [More]
Anxiety, depression and meditation: an interview with Dr Madhav Goyal, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Anxiety, depression and meditation: an interview with Dr Madhav Goyal, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

We wanted to be broadly inclusive of any kind of meditation program, so we defined a meditation program to be any kind of structured meditation program that involved at a minimum 4 hours of training, with instructions to practice outside the classroom. [More]
Practicing yoga for atleast 3 months can reduce fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Practicing yoga for atleast 3 months can reduce fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. [More]

Viewpoints: 'Celebrating' enrollment numbers; Maryland's website 'debacle;' abortion battle moves again to high court

Today the federal government released the most comprehensive data yet about who signed up for Obamacare through Dec. 28. There's reason to cheer for both the law's supporters and its detractors. ... Today's numbers don't settle the question of whether the administration will hit its goals for enrollment in the exchanges, measured either in raw numbers or demographic breakdown. But they show that those goals are within reach (Christopher Flavelle, 1/13). [More]
CalNaturale Svelte helps individuals looking to achieve new health goals in 2014

CalNaturale Svelte helps individuals looking to achieve new health goals in 2014

To ring in the New Year and help make health and fitness resolutions stick through the winter and beyond, CalNaturale Svelte®, the premium line of USDA Certified organic protein shakes that provides great taste, sustained nutrition and energy through pure and simple ingredients, is offering simple ways for people to stay "Svelte" this season. [More]
Working out while sick can actually do more harm than good, says professor

Working out while sick can actually do more harm than good, says professor

With the flu and cold season in full swing, kinesiology professor Karin Richards, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said many people tend to ignore their symptoms to keep on track with their fitness resolutions for the New Year. [More]
Experts gather to bring mindfulness in youths

Experts gather to bring mindfulness in youths

Experts in the field of mindfulness will gather in San Diego from Feb. 7-9 to share the latest advancements in education, clinical care and research as it applies to the healthy development of youth through the application of meditation. [More]
Improper way of working out may do more harm than good

Improper way of working out may do more harm than good

With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good. [More]

Special combination of yoga and nutrition helps young cancer patients manage disease

At St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the centuries-old practice of yoga is combined with nutrition education to help young cancer patients manage their disease today and lay the foundation for a healthy future. [More]
Young athletes are more prone to hip impingement, say specialists

Young athletes are more prone to hip impingement, say specialists

Hip pain is no longer reserved for older adults. More and more young, active people are developing this problem, which often requires surgery to repair. [More]