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Can Yoga Help Treat High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects millions of people around the world, including over 30 percent of American adults. Often referred to as "the silent killer" for its tendency to wreak ha…

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Do You Need a Body to Do Yoga?

From the confines of a hospital bed, what options do you have to move around? Wires, tubes, sheets, and monitors all conspire to keep the body still and safe, but the inactivity can be agonizing. Man…

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Hospital Cat Earns Respect (Funny Photo)

A patient at Lewisham Hospital in London spied this sight in a waiting room: a kitty snoozing right underneath his very own sign! The sign reads: Notice Regarding the Cat We are aware that the ca…

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Lessons From The Emergency Room

I felt like a doctor in some TV show, shouting, “Rapid breathing and abdominal pain,” while carrying my 4-year-old daughter into the ER. She would only let me hold her horizontal, like carrying a brid…

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Unappetizing, Unhealthy Hospital Food

Hospital food is often criticized for being unappetizing, but dietitians say the processed meals also lack proper nutrition for recovering patients. Health Videos by NewsLook   // …

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The Role of Hospitals in Communities

I had a fascinating conversation recently about the role that hospitals play in communities and how that could evolve. Currently, of course, hospitals are places we go when we get sick. We associate t…

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Is Getting Sick Like Being Raped?

A patient I saw recently, who has been sick on and off for the past 16 years, spent the better part of the past two years in the hospital, under the knife, and once released, shuttling between doctor’…

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16 Ways to Prevent Medical Mistakes

  By Joanne Chen A part from interfering with your beach vacation, there's another, more serious reason to steer clear of summer surgery if you can: a 10 percent spike in fatalities at …

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VBAC At Home: Courageous Or Crazy?

According to an article written by CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, Aneka was told that, because she had three previous C-sections, she could not attempt a VBAC (vaginal birth after C…

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Confronting the Slow Demise of an Ailing Parent

When my father had the stroke that hastened his death, I immediately made a bleary-eyed 3AM drive to the emergency room to be by his side. Moments after arriving to the hospital and checking in with t…

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