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Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems. Most of us past the age of 40 are aware that our minds and, in particular, memories begin to sputter as the […]

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Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression

Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone, according to an interesting study of a new treatment program for people with depression. As many people know from experience, depression is characterized in part by an inability to stop dwelling on […]

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Ask Well: Do Pain Relievers Heal Tendinitis, or Just Ease Pain?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or Nsaids, such as ibuprofen, are commonly given to blunt the pain and inflammation of tendinitis. But most physicians now believe that tendinitis – the suffix “itis” means inflamed – is misnamed, since the condition may involve little or no inflammation. In recent years, scientists have examined biopsies from both people and […]

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Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results of this retrospective database study. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, researchers identified 4,655 patients who underwenttotal shoulder arthroplasty […]

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Study: Arthroscopic needling yielded high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects

Although arthroscopic needling provided good clinical outcomes, recently published results showed a high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects 1 year after surgery. Researchers randomly assigned 20 patients with rotator cuff calcification to receive a perioperative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration at the rotator cuff defect and 20 patients to a control group. Researchers assessed patients […]

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