From failures to fitness, exercise physiology program helps Airmen excel

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio — Not long ago, Senior Airman Garri Johnson, commander support staff for the 910th Mission Support Group here, failed three Air Force fitness assessments. Failing a fourth fitness test would have put her in danger of being discharged from the Air Force Reserve. Instead, she scored a 93 on her next assessment, considered excellent by Air Force standards. Johnson’s fitness journey changed when her squadron and group leadership introduced her…

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Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study

Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study

The researchers said providing complete oral care as part of treating the patient is critical to reviving self-esteem and is an essential first step on the long path to drug abuse recovery. Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New York: Oral health care not only helps drug abuse patients recover physically but also improves their quality of life, suggests a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the…

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3D image table helps UNR Med students with anatomy

3D image table helps UNR Med students with anatomy

RENO, NV (KOLO) — You’d expect to see an anatomy lab at a medical school.It is mandatory. You’d also expect to find cadavers in this lab; there are those as well. But, in an anatomy lab at UNR’s medical school, first-year student Miguel Gonzalez shows us an additional tool that helps make the class a little easier, It’s called Anatomage. ”It is a beautiful way to see the perfect anatomy. I think a lot of medical…

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Rescue dog rehab: how hydrotherapy gets them back on their feet, and helps with arthritis, post-op recovery

Rescue dog rehab: how hydrotherapy gets them back on their feet, and helps with arthritis, post-op recovery

Hydrotherapy for dogs allows them to exercise and play without putting any weight on joints. It helps dogs with arthritis or hip dysplasia, and those recovering from hip or spinal surgery, making them stronger and more mobile. Not every dog that takes to the hydrotherapy pool at Heal Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation is a natural or enthusiastic swimmer. But the Hong Kong centre’s owner and lead therapist, Wendy Tan, does her best to make sure…

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Mind Diet helps with physical, mental health

Mind Diet helps with physical, mental health

ALBANY — At any given time, about 50 percent of Americans are trying to lose weight, spending in excess of $60 billion annually on diet and weight-loss products. And while a large number of those dieters are looking for a quick way to improve their self-image, another group has something else in mind. We’ve all heard the saying “feed your mind.” It was usually from a parent or teacher trying to encourage us to read…

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MEDITERRANEAN DIET HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND PREVENTS AGEING OF HEART AND BRAIN, RESEARCH SAYS

MEDITERRANEAN DIET HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND PREVENTS AGEING OF HEART AND BRAIN, RESEARCH SAYS

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon’s alleged “baby-food diet,” to absurdly unaffordable, such as the $200 “moon dust”-infused smoothie that Gwyneth Paltrowdrinks, many people don’t believe there’s a single best diet for your health. But a growing body of research suggests that a meal plan focusing on vegetables, protein, and healthy fats has key benefits for losing weight, keeping your mind sharp, and protecting your heart and brain…

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