September Health News Review
September 4, 2014
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#5 - New Concerns About An Old Heart Drug - NY Times August 11, 2014
"Digoxin can help slow an abnormal heart rhythm and
strengthen the heart’s contractions. But the line between an effective
dose and a toxic one is especially thin...Unlike many prescription
drugs, digoxin has never been subjected to a rigorous clinical trial in
which the drug is compared with a placebo."
#4 - Acupuncture provides significant quality of life improvements among breast cancer patients taking drugs to prevent recurrence, study shows - ScienceDaily August 1, 2014
"Electroacupuncture can decrease the joint pain
reported by roughly 50% of breast cancer patients taking...the
most-commonly prescribed medications to prevent disease recurrence among
post-menopausal women with early-stage, hormone receptor positive
#3 - AskWell: Does Yoga Build Strength? - NY Times August 8, 2014
"...measurements showed that yoga was equivalent in
energy cost to strolling at 2 mph, an intensity of exercise that would
'not meet recommendations for levels of physical activity for improving
or maintaining health or cardiovascular fitness'.”
#2 - Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers - ScienceDaily August 18, 2014
Healthy body, healthy mind, especially in children.
#1 - B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95 - NY Times August 20, 201
“He felt satisfied. Even at the end, even a few weeks
before, he said, ‘I’m satisfied with what I’ve done.’ He took yoga to
the world. He knew that'.” -Abhijata Sridhar-Iyengar
"My results are wonderful! I have pain relief!" -Rose, Hauppauge
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