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Article ID: 697641

Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Methods to Quantify the Yips and Golfer’s Cramp

Mayo Clinic

Almost every golfer knows the feeling. Minutes after a picture-perfect drive down the fairway, a cascade of inexplicable missed putts leads to a disappointing triple bogey.

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19-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697540

BBQ Breakdown: How Summertime Staples Can Impact Your Health

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

With the 4th of July in the rearview mirror and Labor Day coming down the pike, barbecue season is in full swing. Though some may prefer meatless options like veggie burgers or grilled portabellas, summertime staples like hot dogs and hamburgers still occupy a good bit of that paper plate real estate. In fact, July has been named National Hot Dog Month by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and today, July 18, marks this year’s National Hot Dog Day. While these classics have been the center piece of many American BBQs for decades, the harsh reality is that they remain some of the unhealthiest choices. Despite these known risks coming from clinicians, and data from organizations such as the World Health Organizations (WHO), which reported in 2015 that processed meat was linked to an increase in cancer risk, these items are not likely to disappear from party menus. So while moderation is king, we asked Penn experts in nutrition to dissect some typical barbecue fare to show just how

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18-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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In August: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates Fifth Annual Kids Eat Right Month™

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

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18-Jul-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697524

As We Get Parched, Cognition Can Sputter, Dehydration Study Says

Georgia Institute of Technology

Getting parched can fuzz attentiveness and make it harder to solve problems. Dehydration can easily put a dent in those and other cognitive functions, a new metadata analysis of multiple studies shows. Researchers at Georgia Tech are particularly interested in possible ramifications for people who toil in the heat around heavy equipment or military hardware.

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17-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697364

Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

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17-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697424

From the Lab to the Real World: Program to Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible in Community

Tufts University

A pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders study in a community setting.

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13-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697358

UChicago Medicine, Chicago Sky break the Guinness World Record for largest basketball lesson

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine and the WNBA Chicago Sky officially broke the Guinness World Record for the largest basketball lesson, which took place during this year’s inaugural #ChicagoFit Health and Fitness Festival.

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12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697345

Researchers Turn Exercise Into a Game and See Encouraging Results

University of Iowa

A team of University of Iowa researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits.

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Article ID: 697206

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) will expand their partnership to deliver two cobranded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions.

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10-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696839

BIDMC Research Brief Digest: June 2018

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

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28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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