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Professional Athletes Have Higher Visual Processing Intelligence

Physical ability is one thing, but new research suggests that professional athletes have higher visual processing intelligence. The ability to process complex dynamic visual scenes is what separates them from the pack. The study compared the performance of 308 people using NeuroTracker, a visual processing program that measures how participants respond to different identification tasks after […]

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Yoga for Pain Relief – Free Webinars

For some people who suffer from chronic pain, yoga can provide much needed pain relief and help increase functional movement. The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD), Pain BC and The Canadian Pain Coalition are offering a series of five free webinars called Yoga for People with Pain. The series starts […]

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Addressing Men’s Hidden Health Concerns

A large majority of men’s hidden health concerns are not being addressed, according to a new Canadian survey. Their top five health concerns were: mobility impairment; memory loss; medication side effects; vision loss; and hearing loss. With the exception of medication side effects, only 9-40% of the men reported that these top issues had been […]

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Body Weight Training Now a Top Fitness Trend

Body weight training is now a top fitness trend for the first time, according to the American College of Sports Medicine‘s annual worldwide survey released today. Body weight training includes exercises that use the body as resistance, requiring minimal or no additional equipment and includes exercises like push-ups, planks, pull-ups, squats and others. “Body weight […]

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Manage Your Blood Pressure To Reduce Stroke Risk

High blood pressure is the number one cause of stroke, yet many people are totally unaware this silent killer is lurking, as there are usually no symptoms until the damage is well underway. More than 68 million American adults, about 1 in 3, have high blood pressure, putting them at risk for stroke, the third […]

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Echolocation Helps Blind People Navigate Everyday Life

New study investigates neural basis of human echolocation. You probably know that bats and dolphins use echolocation to navigate, but did you know that some blind people use it to mountain bike, play soccer, or navigate cities? They make clicking sounds with their tongues and listen to the returning echoes to sense information about the […]

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Advances in Knee Replacement Surgery for Active Boomers

Meeting the demand with 30-year knee implants and new surgical techniques “The majority of people coming into my office for knee replacement surgery are in their 50s,” says Steven Haas MD, Chief of Knee Surgery and Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. This is a big shift in […]

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The Science of Yoga

Researchers are studying how the science of yoga actually works. George Salem, Ph.D. a biokinesiologist and physical therapist at the University of Southern California, studies the biometrics of yoga in healthy seniors and finds that some poses are actually targeting different muscles than originally understood, indicating that some poses may need to be altered for […]

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Cardiio App: Hands-Free Heart Rate Check

Now you can measure your resting heart rate hands-free with Cardiio, a mobile app developed by scientists and engineers at the MIT Media Lab. The technology works by turning your iPhone or iPad into a biosensor that measures how much light your face reflects.  Every time your heart beats, blood is pumped into your face, […]

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Get Fit – Global Twitter Competition to Fight Cancer

Last summer, I wrote this story for GE Healthy Outlook about a global twitter competition to fight cancer. Harnessing the power of social media to improve health.  We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, yet the World Health Organization states that more than 30% of cancer could be prevented by modifying or […]

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