dream yoga

It’s Not Too Late to Become a Yoga Believer

Nney / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Scientific studies have demonstrated that regular yoga practice can lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and fibrinogen, which is involved in making blood clots. Yoga can also help to increase antioxidants in the blood. Click on this link to view full article

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Afraid to Speak Up at Doctor’s Office

NY Times – Patients felt limited into certain ways of speaking with their doctors, and many believed they were best served by acting as “supplicants” toward the doctor “who knows best,” according to a new study. Click on this link to view full article 

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exam room

More Treatment, More Mistakes

Maggie Osterberg / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – More tests and procedures is not always a good thing. Many doctors and hospitals perform more tests in order to cover themselves against mistakes, but more tests means a greater possibility of error. Click on this link to view full article

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Beach House

The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage

HeatherMG / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND NY Times – Many young couples see cohabitation as a test of a long-term relationship, but the data shows that couples who live together before marriage are actually more likely to be unhappy in their relationships. It is easy to slide into cohabitation, but harder than people think to […]

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Ritalin Gone Wrong

ADHD CENTER / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Three million children in this country take drugs for issues related to focusing, but these drugs may not really be helping children. Click on this link to view full article

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Blood for testing

New Data on Harms of Prostate Cancer Screening

fredericknoronha / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – A government task force recommends against regular prostate screening due to the risks associated with abnormal results. The finding is met with much controversy by advocates of prostate testing. Click on this link to view full article

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Sleepy time

Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask

NY Times – A small patch that fits over the nostrils is replacing the C.P.A.P. machine for treating sleep apnea. The C.P.A.P. is large and gets in the way and most patients do not use it regularly, so the nostril patch is a good alternative. Click on this link to view full article

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It's all bon!

The Benefits of Bilingualism

cicatrix / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Bilingualism can strengthen the brain, leading to benefits such as increased mental puzzle-solving skills and knowing two languages can even can help prevent against dementia later in life. Click on this link to view full article

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