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Reflecting on Arthritis Pain

Does the mirror hold the key to managing arthritis pain? 

Many of the 50 million Americans with arthritis suffer from debilitating joint pain, often for years. Now a therapy originally developed to ease the pain caused by limbs that have been lost offers them some hope of relief. … Read the rest of this article here »

The Science of Yoga

Here are eight common beliefs about yoga and the study-backed verdicts on which ones are true and which are false.

 Yoga has been touted as a cure-all, promising a slimmer, leaner body, improved cardiovascular health and a hotter sex life. But are popular claims about yoga’s endless benefits stretching the truth?

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Debate Gets Sticky

Does the super-sweet food additive make a unique contribution to the obesity epidemic?  

When you get a bunch of nutrition eggheads in a room they sometimes fight about eggs. At April’s Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, they fought about sugar. Specifically, the type known as high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS for short…

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7 High Intensity Workouts

Feel the Burn with these seven High-Intensity Exercise programs.

 Conceived in the nineties by a Japanese exercise scientist as a way to condition elite speed skaters, the Tabata protocol is the granddaddy of all high voltage workouts…

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Health $care: How much will you pay for health care?

Welcome to the American health care system. If you’re looking to sail off on a Kafkaesque journey, you’ve come to the right place.

 I am sitting in the radiology department reception area at Mt. Sinai Hospital waiting for my name to be called. Two weeks ago, my doctor ordered a CT scan to explore some back pain she assumed would turn out to be an ovarian cyst or a stress fracture. Instead, it turned up….

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The Gut-busting Effects of Environmental Pollutants

Overeating and low activity levels are the main culprits of obesity and diabetes, but environmental pollutants sure aren’t helping.

Living an overindulgent, couch potato existence certainly isn’t doing your waistline any favors but there may be other influences that are making you fat.                                                                                                                                                    Read the rest of this article here »