• May 20, 2015

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    Tension-Type Headaches Linked to Neck Weakness

    Medscape. It appears that patients with tension-type headache (TTH) have relatively weak neck extension muscles, a new study shows.

    Researchers found that these patients are 26% weaker than controls with respect to neck extension muscles, that they have a 12% smaller extension/flexion

  • May 19, 2015

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    Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

    NPR. If you've ever walked out of the house without your phone and wallet — as I did yesterday — you might have wondered: Am I starting to lose it?

    Even if you're too young for any real concern about dementia, this kind of precursor to a "senior moment" can be rattling.

  • May 19, 2015

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    Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

    NPR. Missing out on sleep pretty much guarantees feeling crummy the next day. But it can also lead to dangerous or even disastrous decision-making. Sleep-deprived operators failed to prevent the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

    And during the Civi

  • May 17, 2015

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    For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

    NPR. Terri Bradford has suffered debilitating headaches all her life. Some days the pain is so bad, she says, "By 11 o'clock in the morning, I'm on the couch in a darkened room with my head packed in ice."

    Over the years, Bradford, who is 50 years old and lives in Bedford, Mass., has

  • May 19, 2015

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    2015 Rankings List Most ‘Bicycle Friendly’ U.S. States

    NPR. For the second-straight year, Washington and Minnesota took the top two spots on an annual list of states that are best for cyclists. But the League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no state scored higher than 67 points out of 1

  • May 18, 2015

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    Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games

    NPR. Parents worry about a child getting a concussion in the heat of competition, but they also need to be thinking about what happens during practices, a study finds.

    High school and college football players are more likely to suffer a concussion during practices than in a game, acco

  • May 16, 2015

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    What is the best way to cut down on belly fat if weight-loss is not necessarily the goal?

    NYTimes. Belly fat is pernicious. Most of it consists of visceral, or deep, fat, which is physiologically different from subcutaneous fat, the kind that settles just beneath your skin. Studies have shown that visceral fat produces unique biochemical signals that promote in

  • May 15, 2015

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    Rethinking Movement: Why You Should See a Physical Therapist Every Year

    Stlmag.com. Why is it that superbly fit athletes can find themselves in as much back, knee, or neck pain as their flabby fans, who sit at desks all day long then watch sports from overstuffed sofas?

    “When you do an activity over and over again, your body adapts to that activity,”

  • May 14, 2015

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    The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

    The Atlantic. Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is much less important than Present Me.

  • May 11, 2015

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    Fructose May Increase Cravings for High-Calorie Foods.

    NYTimes. The type of sugar you eat may affect your cravings for high-calorie foods, researchers report.

    An experiment with 24 healthy volunteers found that compared with consuming glucose, consuming fructose — the sugar found in fruits, honey and corn syrup — resulted in more  ..