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Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

A new study finds that smoking cigarettes can leave a lasting imprint on DNA. This bad habit can alter more than 7,000 genes, which in turn can contribute to the development of smoking-related diseases, such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, and more. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly
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Exercise Training + Patient Education for Neck Pain

Exercise Training + Patient Education for Neck Pain

Exercise training and patient education are both common approaches for helping people with neck pain. Multiple studies have emerged to help find the most cost-effective path for patients. This often involves breaking common treatment ideas into their components and seeing if we can get the same results with less investment. A recent, randomized-controlled trial takes
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Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

As we age, it is important to take part in physical activity to stay healthy and independent. There are so many benefits of exercising, from protecting us from diseases to boosting our mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends these four types of exercise to maximize those benefits.   Strength exercises – builds muscle, increases
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Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Osteoporosis is more common in women. It affects about 25% (1 in 4) of women aged 65 and over and about 6% (1 in 17) of men aged 65 and over. While men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women, osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease.   Men are less likely to
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Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

A stroke often cuts off blood flow to the brain and impairs vital cognitive abilities such as thinking, remembering, and learning. However, new research finds a post-stroke exercise program aids in not only physical recovery for survivors, but mental as well. Researchers analyzed records from 13 clinical trials that included a total of 639 patients
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