This Is How I Save My Life: Amy Scher's Healing Journey

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Let Your Mind Wander to Improve Learning and Memory

Posted Fri, 2012/12/07 - 21:18 by Fred Lee

Mind and body, Beyond Science

It turns out that daydreaming is really a time for quiet reflection and an important component of cognitive development and overall well-being.

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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Posted Thu, 2012/11/29 - 22:03 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Beyond Science

Plant-based diets high in fruits and vegetables and lower in animal products have been shown to have a protective effect against cancer.

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The Benefits of Being Socially Active

Posted Tue, 2012/11/27 - 23:55 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Mind and body, Beyond Science

Higher levels of social interaction later in life can help a person to maintain both their physical and emotional health.

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Pan-Fried Meat May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted Thu, 2012/11/15 - 01:39 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Cancer

Pan frying meat can raise the temperature high enough so that carcinogens are created that may increase a person's risk for prostate cancer.

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Sound Mind and Body Slows Memory Loss

Posted Mon, 2012/10/29 - 21:07 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

Combining mental and physical stimulation on a regular basis can have appears to have a protective effect against age related memory loss, which can be an indicator of dementia.

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Eating Tomatoes May Protect Against Stroke

Posted Mon, 2012/10/15 - 22:36 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases

Increased consumption of tomatoes was linked to higher serum levels of the antioxidant lycopene in men, which is believed to have a protective effect against strokes.

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Acupuncture as an Alternative to Knee Surgery

Posted Tue, 2012/10/09 - 21:43 by Fred Lee

Costs & Insurance, Drugs & Treatments, Tests & Procedures, Alternative Treatments, Mind and body, Patient Care

Acupuncture has shown promise as a safe, effective, and more economical alternative to knee surgery.

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Stress and Trauma May Contribute to IBS

Posted Tue, 2012/09/25 - 21:01 by Fred Lee

Mind and body, Conditions & Diseases

Psychological and emotional stress and trauma not only lowers our quality of life, but it can contribute to physical ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Tai Chi for Heart Failure Survivors

Posted Thu, 2012/09/20 - 20:37 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Patient Care

While survivors of heart failure are advised to be sedentary, tai chi could be a safe and effective way to get some exercise in order to improve their quality of life and physical and emotional state.

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Sprinting Instead of Jogging to Fight Fat

Posted Mon, 2012/09/17 - 21:11 by Fred Lee


Short bursts of intense exercise, also known as sprinting, may be more efficient and have greater health benefits than aerobic exercises such as jogging.

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