Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior

To casual observers of either military service or the practice of yoga, the path from Oorah to Om may not seem obvious. But the intersection of yogi and veteran is natural if unexpected, beginning with the five classic yoga poses known as warriors. While veterans make up a small percentage of yoga instructors, their ranks…

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Medical News Today: What role does the immune system play in hypertension?

Millions of people in the United States and across the world have hypertension, a condition that, without proper management, can contribute to the risk of heart disease and stroke. Specialist white blood cells play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure, a new study finds. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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UNIST researcher recognized with 2018 Merck Life Science Awards

IMAGE: This is Jun Ho Lee, a doctoral student in Life Sciences at UNIST, named a recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards. view more  Credit: UNIST Jun Ho Lee, a doctroral student in Life Sciences at UNIST, has been named as a recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards in Tumor Biology, receiving the grand…

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New York City Food Carts Get Their First Report Cards

One day last month, a New York City health inspector showed up at the juice cart at 54th Street and Avenue of the Americas where Long Huynh works. The inspector spent about an hour examining ingredients for freshness, and making sure the work equipment and surfaces were spotless and organized. “He got up all inside…

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The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting Medicare Patients So Often. Was That a Good Thing?

Image CreditCraig Frazier It was a well-intended policy. Almost all parties agree on that much. A decade ago, when Medicare beneficiaries were discharged from hospitals, one in five returned within a month. Older people faced the risks of hospitalization all over again: infections, deconditioning, delirium, subsequent nursing home stays. And preventable readmissions were costing Medicare…

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The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

Prince Philip, the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, overturned his Land Rover on Thursday in a car crash on a rural road north of London. He was unhurt; two women in an oncoming minivan suffered scrapes and a broken wrist. It’s not known exactly what happened or who was at fault. The…

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Medical News Today: Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that affects the bowels. Without treatment, symptoms can get worse, and the inflammation may spread further along the colon, which can lead to complications. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. In people with ulcerative colitis, an overactive immune system attacks the lining of the colon, causing…

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Your Sweat Will See You Now

Someday soon, perhaps within a year, you’ll be able to slap a soft, stretchy patch on to your arm that tells you if you’re dehydrated. Or that your electrolytes are dangerously out of balance. Or even that you have diabetes. Fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Apple Watch already track step counts, heart rate and…

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You Matched With Someone Really Great Online. This Is Her Ghostwriter.

Meredith Golden keeps two lists of guys you absolutely should not date. There’s her “creep” list, which names a few dozen men who have said something racist, made a joke about pedophilia or otherwise acted inexcusably on a date. She also has a “we don’t date them” list that includes about 20 men. “They’re not…

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A Good Appetite: Taking Comfort in Couscous

This time of year, much of the bowl food that’s written about consists of virtuous whole grains and crisp vegetables, perfect to fuel those post-resolution workouts we’ve all been thinking about. But what’s to be said for another type of bowl food, the cozy, cheesy variety that doesn’t require too much effort in the way…

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