Exercise: A prescription for breast cancer survivors

It has been well established over the last 10 years that exercise is an important prescription for cancer prevention. But for breast cancer survivors, exercise has also been proving itself an integral component of survivorship as well. Exercise may and should become part of your “prescription” management plan as a breast cancer survivor. Studies have …

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Why exercise and diet might be better heartburn treatment than medication

If you suffer from heartburn, you’re not alone. It’s a weekly occurrence for 20 percent of Americans. But as medications to treat heartburn are now being linked to a growing number of complications, more patients are exploring alternative ways to relieve symptoms. A class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly prescribed for …

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Intolerance to exercise discovered to be blockage in 35-year-old’s heart

At age 35, Adriana Oviedo started to experience an intolerance to any exercise. At times, she would become anxious and feel out of breath just walking to her car. Her chest hurt. Her arm ached, and she felt like she was breathing in cold air, which burned. Her primary care physician prescribed anti-anxiety medication and …

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Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine

Physicians at Baylor Scott & White Health have new prescription pads in their pockets — they are prescribing exercise by encouraging their patients to come ‘walk (and roll) with a doc’. Swapping white coats for walking shoes, physicians lace up each month, encouraging individuals from the community — and both current and former patients — to join them …

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Before you buy expensive running shoes, here’s what you need to know

People are very loyal to their running shoes, often saying they would never switch to a different brand. As a podiatrist and a runner myself, I find the discussion of running shoes very interesting. But are expensive running shoes worth the cost? When I came across Runrepeat.com, I was impressed by Jens Jackob Andersen’s objective comparison of running …

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