• June 2, 2015

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    Lack of Exercise Can Disrupt the Body’s Rhythms

    NYTimes.

    Exercise may affect how and when we move, even when we aren’t exercising, according to a fascinating new study in mice. The findings suggest that, by influencing our built-in body clocks, exercise may help our bodies to recognize the optimal times we shou

  • June 14, 2015

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    From Tree to Greens, a U.S. Open Unlike Any Before

    This is a story about countless blades of grass, a single tree and a freight train.

    Combined, the three will make the 2015 United States Open next week

  • June 11, 2015

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    The top 50 hospitals that gouge patients the most

    Fifty hospitals in the United States are charging uninsured consumers more than 10 times the actual cost of patient care, according to research published Monday.

    (The Washington Post, by Lena H. Sun)

    All but one of the facilities are owned by for-profit entities and the

  • June 9, 2015

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    Forgetting the Pain of Exercise

    Completing a marathon can be exhilarating but also agonizing. Thighs cramp. Backs ache. Toes bleed. Stomachs churn. Afterward, leg muscles can become so sore and tight that finishers must ease themselves backward down stairs and request assistance to rise from the toilet.<

  • June 9, 2015

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    Fears, Not Facts, Support G.M.O.-Free Food

    Despite myriad assurances from scientists that foods containing genetically modified ingredients are safe to eat, consumers are likely to see more and more products labeled “G.M.O.-free” in the not-too-distant future. As happened with the explosion of gluten-free produ

  • June 9, 2015

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    Catching Disease From a Toilet Seat

    Q: What diseases can you really get from toilet seats?


    A: People really do fear toilet seats. One 1991 British survey of

  • June 9, 2015

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    The Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia

    The Upshot. One weekend afternoon a couple of years ago, while turning a page of the book I was reading to my daughters, I fell asleep. That’s when I knew it was time to do something about my insomnia.

    (by Austin Frakt, Photo credit Juliette Borda

  • June 2, 2015

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    Floss or Brush First?

    NYTimes.

    Is it better to floss before or after brushing my teeth?

    WOW, What a great question! Alas, surprisingly few studies address it directly. Based on existing evidence, flossing first isn’t necessarily better for oral health than the other way

  • June 4, 2015

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    Experts Recommend 2-4 Hours of Standing During Workday



    PTinMotion/APTA.org That old REM song was right: you should stand in the place where you work. And now, according to some researchers, you can tack on "for about 2 to 4 hours a day" to the lyrics.

    A new consensus statement from an

  • June 4, 2015

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    The Most Cursed Sports Cities in America





    The Upshot. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to end one of the most brutal Read More