How to Exercise in the Summer Heat

Aim for Acclimitization We also should accustom ourselves, slowly, to unfamiliar swelter, Dr. Gibson says, a process known to exercise scientists as acclimatizing, which involves working out sometimes, by choice, when the day is warmest. This approach helps to condition our bodies to better cope with the heat. Once acclimatized, we will sweat earlier and…

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The Gospel of Rebecca Minkoff

The designer Rebecca Minkoff takes issue with the widely accepted image of self-care: the turmeric lattes, the face masks in salt baths, the aromatherapy and massage, as she puts it. “Work can be self-care, too,” she writes in “Fearless,” a book of business advice she drafted during the pandemic, published last week. She’s particularly resistant…

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AMA passes ACR-led resolution opposing paying patients to switch treatments

ATLANTA – The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates passed a resolution developed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to oppose insurance companies providing financial incentives for patients to switch from their prescribed treatment to a payer-preferred treatment during its recent June 2021 Special Meeting. The ACR drafted the resolution after learning Cigna…

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‘On/off’ switches for self-assembling hydrogels could advance wound healing and more

BROOKLYN, New York, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 — Owing to their tunable properties, hydrogels comprising stimuli-sensitive polymers are among the most appealing molecular scaffolds because their versatility allows for applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery and other biomedical fields. Peptides and proteins are increasingly popular as building blocks because they can be stimulated to self-assemble…

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Study finds abnormal response to cellular stress is associated with Huntington’s disease

IMAGE: Shown is a surface rendering of G3BP1 granules (in green) detected by immunofluorescence in the HD mouse model cortex. view more  Credit: UCI School of Medicine Irvine, CA – June 23, 2021 – A new University of California, Irvine-led study finds that the persistence of a marker of chronic cellular stress, previously associated with neurodegenerative…

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