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Join Us for the NIA Council Meeting Tomorrow

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/09/join-us-nia-council-meeting-tomorrow

If it’s September, it must be Council! It’s that time again! The public session of NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging is taking place tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m., Eastern time. The meeting agenda and materials are available online. You can watch the archived videocast here: https://videocast.nih.gov/ in a few days. Read the full blog post….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/09/join-us-nia-council-meeting-tomorrow

If it’s September, it must be Council! It’s that time again! The public session of NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging is taking place tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m., Eastern time. The meeting agenda and materials are available online. You can watch the archived videocast here: https://videocast.nih.gov/ in a few days. Read the full blog post….

Fact or Fiction: Are Breast Self-Examinations Effective?

Source http://www.sonima.com/videos/breast-self-examinations/

Watch video on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCSIw_9M_G8

The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends that women perform breast self-examinations at least once a month. And while 40% of breast cancer diagnoses are detected by self-exam, finding a lump is a scary prospect that deters many women from examining themselves. But by avoiding self-examinations altogether, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. If you don’t know what your breasts feel like normally, how will you know when something is abnormal? In this short video with Sonima founder Sonia Jones, you’ll learn why it is so important to become familiar with your own body and how self-examinations can become easier with time. To learn more about breast health and the Dubin Breast Center in New York City, where this video was shot, click here.


Related: How to Navigate the Mammogram Guidelines for Early Cancer Detection


 

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Source http://www.sonima.com/videos/breast-self-examinations/

Watch video on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCSIw_9M_G8

The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends that women perform breast self-examinations at least once a month. And while 40% of breast cancer diagnoses are detected by self-exam, finding a lump is a scary prospect that deters many women from examining themselves. But by avoiding self-examinations altogether, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. If you don’t know what your breasts feel like normally, how will you know when something is abnormal? In this short video with Sonima founder Sonia Jones, you’ll learn why it is so important to become familiar with your own body and how self-examinations can become easier with time. To learn more about breast health and the Dubin Breast Center in New York City, where this video was shot, click here.


Related: How to Navigate the Mammogram Guidelines for Early Cancer Detection


 

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Our Start-to-Finish Guide to Marathon Training

Source http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NoMeatAthlete/~3/-z7yZ_osA18/

People Running a Marathon

So you want to run a marathon …

How exciting! How scary.

While looking back at the NMA Radio archives a few weeks ago, Matt and I noticed a glaring oversight: marathon training for beginners.

We’ve covered general running advice, what to eat before a race, and even trail running, but somehow we skipped over one of the most sought after topics for runners.

Training for your first marathon will be a thrilling experience, filled with highs, lows, and lessons. But if you’ve never taken on such a distance, just thinking about the challenge can feel overwhelming. Fear not, we’ve got you covered.

In today’s post, we finally tackle the topic, and address all the basics of marathon training … from choosing your race to crossing the finish-line.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • Choosing the right marathon for you
  • What to look for in a training plan
  • Should you set a time goal?
  • Eating for strength, lasting energy, and recovery

Source http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NoMeatAthlete/~3/-z7yZ_osA18/

People Running a Marathon

So you want to run a marathon …

How exciting! How scary.

While looking back at the NMA Radio archives a few weeks ago, Matt and I noticed a glaring oversight: marathon training for beginners.

We’ve covered general running advice, what to eat before a race, and even trail running, but somehow we skipped over one of the most sought after topics for runners.

Training for your first marathon will be a thrilling experience, filled with highs, lows, and lessons. But if you’ve never taken on such a distance, just thinking about the challenge can feel overwhelming. Fear not, we’ve got you covered.

In today’s post, we finally tackle the topic, and address all the basics of marathon training … from choosing your race to crossing the finish-line.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • Choosing the right marathon for you
  • What to look for in a training plan
  • Should you set a time goal?
  • Eating for strength, lasting energy, and recovery

Making Meditation Mainstream

Source http://www.dailycupofyoga.com/2016/10/01/making-meditation-mainstream/

meditation1234In the Seventies-set movie,  “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” main character, Ron Burgundy, takes up the new fad of jogging. His friends thought he was crazy.  There was once a time when everyone would ask,  “Where’s the fire?” at the sight of someone running past. Decades later, taking a jog is a perfectly acceptable way to exercise.

These days, meditation is listed as part of the wellness bandwagon taking over our inbox, but it won’t be truly accepted as mainstream until every yoga studio and gym puts a meditation class on their schedules. Here are three realistic reasons to consider a regular class at the same place we exercise our bodies.

  1. A Workout for the Brain

Just like jogging, science has backed up all the health claims for meditation, proving it to be fitness for the brain. There are over 3,000 scientific studies proving meditation is good for us. There are too many to list here, but the following life enhancing benefits would be more than enticing to any fitness club member who is interested in health, beauty and longevity. Among them: increased vitality, lower bl…

Source http://www.dailycupofyoga.com/2016/10/01/making-meditation-mainstream/

meditation1234In the Seventies-set movie,  “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” main character, Ron Burgundy, takes up the new fad of jogging. His friends thought he was crazy.  There was once a time when everyone would ask,  “Where’s the fire?” at the sight of someone running past. Decades later, taking a jog is a perfectly acceptable way to exercise.

These days, meditation is listed as part of the wellness bandwagon taking over our inbox, but it won’t be truly accepted as mainstream until every yoga studio and gym puts a meditation class on their schedules. Here are three realistic reasons to consider a regular class at the same place we exercise our bodies.

  1. A Workout for the Brain

Just like jogging, science has backed up all the health claims for meditation, proving it to be fitness for the brain. There are over 3,000 scientific studies proving meditation is good for us. There are too many to list here, but the following life enhancing benefits would be more than enticing to any fitness club member who is interested in health, beauty and longevity. Among them: increased vitality, lower bl…

Concussion Diagnoses in Teens Hit a Record High

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/concussion-diagnoses-in-teens-hit-a-record-high/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=concussion-diagnoses-in-teens-hit-a-record-high

Diagnoses of concussions rose to a record high between 2010 and 2015, particularly among teens, according to a new report published by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The insurance company reports that more than 936,000 claims were filed for diagnosed concussions among its members, and that rates for adolescents between age 10 and 19 surged

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/concussion-diagnoses-in-teens-hit-a-record-high/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=concussion-diagnoses-in-teens-hit-a-record-high

Diagnoses of concussions rose to a record high between 2010 and 2015, particularly among teens, according to a new report published by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The insurance company reports that more than 936,000 claims were filed for diagnosed concussions among its members, and that rates for adolescents between age 10 and 19 surged

Read More…

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/war-studies-suggest-a-concussion-leaves-the-brain-vulnerable-to-ptsd/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=war-studies-suggest-a-concussion-leaves-the-brain-vulnerable-to-ptsd

There’s growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder. Studies of troops who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have found that service members who have suffered a concussion or mild TBI are far more likely to develop PTSD, a condition that can cause flashbacks, nightmares and

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There’s growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder. Studies of troops who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have found that service members who have suffered a concussion or mild TBI are far more likely to develop PTSD, a condition that can cause flashbacks, nightmares and

Read More…

Emergency Preparedness Plans for Those With Hearing Loss

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2016/emergency-preparedness-hearing-loss-kb.html

It goes without saying that everyone should be prepared with an emergency plan for certain situations. But, for people with hearing loss, being prepared goes beyond the usual….

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2016/emergency-preparedness-hearing-loss-kb.html

It goes without saying that everyone should be prepared with an emergency plan for certain situations. But, for people with hearing loss, being prepared goes beyond the usual….

Ready to ride: BHF London to Brighton off roader

Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2016/09/ready-to-ride-bhf-london-to-brighton.html

You may have seen over the past few weeks I’ve been getting a regular dose of the green stuff out on the wheels, and it’s not been without good reason.

Tomorrow morning (bloody bright and early, I might add – need to get to bed basically right now), me and Chris will be joining a bunch of riders from the Brighton MTB FB group in a minibus to the startline of the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton off road ride.

We’ll be riding 75 miles of hills, trails and tracks on our trusty Specialized hardtails, fuelled by a cocktail of flapjacks, electrolytes and (hopefully) smiles.

I’ve finally decided to listen to everyone’s advice and take the hardtail over the full sus as it’s a better bike for the job – quicker, lighter (hopefully, haven’t actually checked and not going to for fear of further indec…

Source http://www.thefitbits.com/2016/09/ready-to-ride-bhf-london-to-brighton.html

You may have seen over the past few weeks I’ve been getting a regular dose of the green stuff out on the wheels, and it’s not been without good reason.

Tomorrow morning (bloody bright and early, I might add – need to get to bed basically right now), me and Chris will be joining a bunch of riders from the Brighton MTB FB group in a minibus to the startline of the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton off road ride.

We’ll be riding 75 miles of hills, trails and tracks on our trusty Specialized hardtails, fuelled by a cocktail of flapjacks, electrolytes and (hopefully) smiles.

I’ve finally decided to listen to everyone’s advice and take the hardtail over the full sus as it’s a better bike for the job – quicker, lighter (hopefully, haven’t actually checked and not going to for fear of further indec…

Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – August 2016

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/10/02/best-and-worst-of-neuroscience-and-neurology-august-2016/

This article summarizes some interesting publications that came out in August. As usual, there were many interesting developments, both in fundamental neuroscience and neurology, and in practical aspects of dealing with and treating brain-related diseases and disorders.

On August 20, the scientific community marked the birthday of Roger Sperry. Prof. Sperry received the 1981 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for his works on “split-brain” patients. In these patients, the corpus callosum connecting two brain hemispheres is severed. The works of Roger Sperry helped to establish that our two brain hemispheres do have different functions and often work independently.

THE BEST

Brain maintains representation of amputated hand decades later

It was traditionally assumed that after amputation of a hand or a finger the part of the brain representing it becomes “overwritten” due to the absence of input signals. New<a h…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/10/02/best-and-worst-of-neuroscience-and-neurology-august-2016/

This article summarizes some interesting publications that came out in August. As usual, there were many interesting developments, both in fundamental neuroscience and neurology, and in practical aspects of dealing with and treating brain-related diseases and disorders.

On August 20, the scientific community marked the birthday of Roger Sperry. Prof. Sperry received the 1981 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for his works on “split-brain” patients. In these patients, the corpus callosum connecting two brain hemispheres is severed. The works of Roger Sperry helped to establish that our two brain hemispheres do have different functions and often work independently.

THE BEST

Brain maintains representation of amputated hand decades later

It was traditionally assumed that after amputation of a hand or a finger the part of the brain representing it becomes “overwritten” due to the absence of input signals. New<a h…