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February 13, 2016Health News You Can Use

They Call it Prehab: Starting Cancer Patients on Rehab Before Treatment

Cancer patients who start rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some specialists say. But insurance coverage for “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones. It seems intuitive that people’s health during and after invasive […]

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February 9, 2016Health News You Can Use

Here’s How Much You Should Stand Each Day

We know that the amount of time we spend sitting each day wreaks havoc on our health, and in a new paper, researchers show that spending just two hours standing or moving around instead of sitting may have a real positive impact on our health. In the new study published Thursday in the European Heart Journal, researchers had 782 […]

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February 5, 2016Health News You Can Use

LET WHO PUT WHAT WHERE? FINDING A CURE FOR PELVIC PAIN

My condition first presented as a harm- less, if painful, urinary tract infection. I was on a work getaway in the New England woods, far from my regular doctor, when the symptoms began. “I just need some antibiotics,” I told the regional clinic’s nurse-practitioner. I’d had many UTIs in the past, I assured her. I […]

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January 31, 2016Health News You Can Use

Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly, Even With Exercise

Regular exercise doesn’t erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too much each day, a new review reveals. Combing through 47 prior studies, Canadian researchers found that prolonged daily sitting was linked to significantly higher odds of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dying. And even if study participants exercised regularly, the accumulated evidence still […]

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January 27, 2016Health News You Can Use

9 Physical Therapist Tips to Help You Age Well

We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve your independence—often helping you avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of […]

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