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March 30, 2016Health News You Can Use

Good News: Eating Chocolate Could Be Good for Your Brain

Craving chocolate? Go ahead and indulge. According to a new study published in the journal Appetite, consuming chocolate on a weekly basis could improve cognitive function. The researchers examined the data of 968 participants of the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), which looks at cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive functioning in adults. The participants ranged in age from 23 […]

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March 22, 2016Health News You Can Use

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week regime—they might be better than the sum of their parts. For the study, published in Translational Psychiatry, researchers  set out to understand how meditation and exercise would affect depression symptoms for 22 participants with clinical depression and […]

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March 16, 2016Health News You Can Use

9 Things You Should Know About Pain

1. Pain is output from the brain. While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual “road map” to direct an output of pain to tissues that it suspects may be in […]

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March 7, 2016Health News You Can Use

Did you know? Physical Activity Plays a Greater Role in Obesity Than Caloric Intake

Physical activity, not caloric intake, is the bottom line about what happens to your waistline, according to a new study. According to an August 2014 article published in the American Journal of Medicine, “Obesity, Abdominal Obesity, Physical Activity, and Caloric Intake in US Adults: 1988 to 2010,” researchers found that while rates of obesity climbed, caloric […]

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March 1, 2016Health News You Can Use

Preventing Skiing-Related Knee Injuries

Planning a trip to go skiing before Spring sets in?  Check out this article from the American Physical Therapy Association for tips on preventing knee injuries. The most common injuries in skiing happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee. The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the […]

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