Tag Archives: Recovery

  • September 29, 2015

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    Music Can Help Recovery From Surgery

    Surgical patients who listen to music — even while they are under general anesthesia — have less anxiety and need less pain medication during recovery than those who do not, a large review of studies has found.


    The analysis, in Lan

  • September 1, 2015

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    Train, and Recover, Like a U.S. Soccer Star

    It has been a triumphal summer for women’s soccer in the United States. Although the U.S. Women’s National Team began their march through the 2015 World Cup field somewhat haltingly, with narrow wins during the group stage over teams that they were expected to thump, t

  • August 18, 2015

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    Labels Like ‘Alternative Medicine’ Don’t Matter. The Science Does.

    The University of Toronto recently stirred up a bit of controversy by offering an uncritical class on “Alternative Medicine.” A variety of bloggers and journalists brought up many valid concerns about the curriculum, but there is a much larger problem: No one is sure how best to teach that subje

  • August 4, 2015

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    Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

    Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rat

  • July 14, 2015

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    What are muscle “knots” actually made of?

    A: Surprisingly, no one knows definitively what muscle knots are made of — and some researchers question whether they even exist at all.

    Many experts believe that the knots, often referred to as myofascial trigger points, are “specific areas of contraction within the muscle fiber,

  • June 23, 2015

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    Surgery for Knee Pain May Not Provide Benefits

    People in their 50s and older often get arthroscopic surgery for knee pain, but a new review of studies suggests that it has serious risks and no lasting benefits.


    Danish researchers reviewed nine randomized trials including 1,270 pati

  • June 2, 2015

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    Massage and Toxins

    NYTimes.

    Does drinking a lot of water after a massage really help flush away toxins, or otherwise augment massage’s benefits?


    There are many reasons to indulge and get a massage. Well-designed studies have shown that massage c

  • November 10, 2014

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    After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery

    NYTimes. After surgery, some patients rebound quickly, and some endure weeks of fatigue or pain.

    What if a blood test could predict which path recovery will take? Surgery could be planned better, and recuperation strategies could be made more effective or less expensive.