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Is ‘No Pain, No Gain’ Good or Bad When It Comes to Exercise?

Eric Ellul Falzon, BS, Appied Biomedical Science - 1/21/2019 - 1

We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘no pain, no gain’, when it comes to exercise but could this phrase be doing more harm than good?

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Want to Know Why Exercise is So Good for Your Brain?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 1/7/2019 - 1

Exercise induces epigenetic changes that increase BDNF, a protein that keeps neurons healthy and improves cognitive function.

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8 Yoga Poses Every Woman Should Practice

Bipin Baloni - 12/18/2018 - 6

Yoga can benefit women at every phase of their lives. Here are 8 Yoga poses that women should practice for better health and mental energy.

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Dos and Don’ts When Stretching after an Injury

Greg Dalby - 11/2/2018 - 6

Stretching after an injury can be beneficial to recovery but it is paramount to know the dos and don’t related to stretching so you don’t make things worse.

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Pain in the Hamstring? Here’s What You Need to Know

Rajpal Brar - 7/20/2018 - 2

Hamstring stretch injuries are really annoying and painful – if you’ve […]

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An Octogenarian Shares His Secrets for a Long and Healthy Life

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 5/28/2018 - 8

What does it take to have rock hard abs at 80? Dov Michaeli shares his secrets to attaining a hard body and strong mind in the 9th decade of life.

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6 Simple Standing Desk Tips That Help You Avoid Pain

Darla Phanklong - 5/9/2018 - 2

Standing desks are being promoted as good for your health, but too much standing can have negative health consequences as well.

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A Healthy Lifestyle is Important in How Diet Works

Robert Drapkin, MD, FACP - 1/1/2018 - 2

When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, the best path to follow is the one that results in a healthy diet and active lifestyle. There are no shortcuts.

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5 Heart Healthy Ways to Not End Up in the ER on Thanksgiving

Dave Albert, MD - 11/22/2017 - 0

Hospitals report a 30% spike in ER visits on Thanksgiving, with many people experiencing shortness of breath, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Here are some tips to keep your heart healthy and stay out of the ER.

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Residency Destroying Your Fitness? Here’s What You Can Do

Alex Robles, MD - 9/26/2017 - 0

Residency is a time where you are at risk for establishing a lot of unhealthy habits. Don’t let that happen to you. Here are tips for staying healthy and fit.

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Health Literacy: The Importance of Teaching Health in High School

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 9/17/2017 - 0

Teaching health literacy in high school should be every bit as important for students’ future success as math and American history.

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Does Running Actually Cause Knee Osteoarthritis?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 8/22/2017 - 2

All of that pounding from recreational running must be bad on our knees, but science suggests otherwise. What then is the cause of osteoarthritis?

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