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  • Anxiety, Depression Can Be Eased with 150 Minutes of Exercise a Week Researchers say exercising for 150 minutes a week can help ease mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. They said people who exercise outdoors get more benefits than people who exercise indoors. They added that there are mental health benefits to both team sports as well as individual activities. They cautioned ...
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  • Many of us consider the start of a new year as the start of the new-and-improved versions of ourselves. While this can be motivating and encouraging, it can also sometimes involve unrealistic and unhealthy attempts at weight loss. "Holiday pictures may show unwanted pounds or make us realize we have gained a bit too much weight over the last year, so many people choose to make weight loss ...
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  • It's common knowledge that exercise can help older adults preserve (and even increase) their muscular strength, strengthen their cardiovascular system, help them maintain healthy body weight, and fight off several health-related issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. What is less well known is that exercise can also help older adults boost their cognitive skills and improve their ...
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  • EVERY YEAR, MILLIONS OF people in the U.S. see chiropractors for relief of headaches; back, shoulder, foot and neck pain. People also seek help with numbness and tingling or a loss of strength in the arms, hands and legs. Overall, 62% of adults in the U.S. have had neck or back pain significant enough that they sought treatment from a health care professional at some point in their lifetime, ...
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  • Your body doesn't like it when you do something unhealthy. Smoke a cigarette and you'll cough up a lung. Drink too much and you'll toss your cookies. Overeat and the pounds come on. You may not want to stop. But the bag of flesh and bones you live in does. So be nice to it. Give up a few of your unhealthiest habits. And start by identifying what they are. The Remedy rounded up what ...
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  • The New Year—a time when ambitious resolutions dance in our heads: Total body transformations, swearing off carbs, overhauling that fitness routine, "New Year, New You," fear of failure, procrastination, postponement and … soon enough, it's Jan. 1 again. Well, it may be a new year, but you don't have to be a new you. The one you are is just fine. And you don't ...
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  • The Warriors have no timetable for center Kevon Looney’s return from right hamstring tightness. And given the nature of the injury, they aren’t quite sure when they’ll have a better idea of when he’ll be back. After returning to San Francisco on Tuesday, Looney, who missed the past two games, is expected to meet with a team of specialists to evaluate a neuropathic condition ...
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  • Dr. Williams for The Best Life Magazine: The Concussion Paradigm

    || 21-Oct-2019

    There is so much about the concussion process that isn’t yet fully understood by science. How can one athlete seemingly return to “normal” hours after what looks like a knockout blow to the head during a big game, while another takes weeks to fully recover from what seemed to only be a slight “ding” during practice? Though I am pleased to say we’re no longer in ...
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  • Why Cordy Glenn is on Day 35 of the concussion protocol and the question that comes next By Paul Dehner Jr. CINCINNATI — Zac Taylor receives a report on $60 million tackle Cordy Glenn just about every day. Pretty much every day it comes out the same. He’s still in the concussion protocol. For 35 consecutive days. “Honestly, it’s every day that I look for the update,” ...
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  • Sleep can be amazing — particularly if you've been pulling all-nighters lately — but if you're experiencing some problems with getting shut-eye lately, you may need to get a better sleep routine. There are many potential reasons that your sleep may be disturbed or non-existent, experts tell Bustle, and many of them start with how you wind down at night. "There are ...
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  • We all know smoking, binge-drinking, tanning, and eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are bad for us. But you probably didn’t realize that some far more innocuous habits (like texting or burning incense) and even others you thought were good for your health (like hitting the street for a run or taking certain supplements ) are actually doing damage. To find out if your everyday ...
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  • Prescription drugs like Adderall, commonly prescribed to treat people living with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also have a history of being misused by people without such conditions who are seeking a “brain boost.” It’s a growing issue in the United States, particularly among young college students. But while taking prescription stimulants ...
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  • When it comes to your health, there are a few basic facts you already know : Drink more water! Get more sleep! Eat right! Exercise! But it turns out, there’s way more to it than just that—and we’re willing to bet you’ve left more than a few stones unturned. For instance, did you know that just 10 minutes of exercise a day can be just as effective as a longer workout? Or ...
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  • The digital flood of fitness tips and healthy-eating tricks can quickly make one lose track of what’s actually healthy—and what’s not. In fact, there’s a growing gulf between quick-fix gimmicks and the tried-and-true wisdom of educated professionals. Don’t get left in the dark or fooled by fitness fads. Instead, bone up on these 40 things only truly healthy people ...
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  • Experts in mild traumatic brain injury discuss the FDA warning about unapproved devices to detect concussion marketed to the public. They agreed that proliferation of sideline tools could reintroduce ambiguity into decision-making. Vernon B. Williams, MD, director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, said he is all in favor of new ...
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  • The longtime Lakers guard—a championed scorer and notorious competitor—was taking his Utah Jazz defenders to task, shouldering into the lane for a contested running on one possession, then crossing into a deep three-pointer on the next. Bryant’s attack, in what would be his final game in the NBA, accumulated to 50 attempted shots, 60 points, and a standing ovation from his ...
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  • The Argonaut: The Neurological Pathfinder - Dr. Vernon B. Williams

    || 1-Apr-2019

    The edge of scientific breakthrough is a very exciting place to be. Dr. Vernon B. Williams, director of the renowned Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute’s Center for Sports Neurology & Pain Management in the Howard Hughes Center, is leading that charge in the field of sports neurology. Williams specializes in neuroplasticity, which is how nerve cells in the brain compensate for injury or ...
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  • Thrive Global Asks Dr. Williams About How to Sneak a Workout into Your Day

    || 12-Mar-2019

    Much like the muscles in our bodies, our mental capacity is also subject to a type of “use it or lose it” effect, Vernon Williams, M.D., a sports neurologist and director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles tells Thrive. Research has found that the most effective brain exercises break up your regular routine and ...
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  • While not defined as a particular disease, dementia is categorized into groups of conditions like memory loss and judgment impairment—and cases can range in severity. Symptoms of dementia can include forgetfulness, limited social skills, and a loss of thinking abilities entirely. The impact can be overwhelming for both the patient and the surrounding family and friends. “Globally, the ...
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  • See the intrview on the link below! https://ktla.com/2019/02/01/brain-and-nervous-system-injuries-and-treatment-with-sports-neurologist-dr-vernon-williams/
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  • Dr. Williams waas recently interviewed by Reader's Digest on inflamation.. "There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is the body’s natural response to a short-term threat such as an injury, burn, or surgery, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is an ongoing response to a longer-term ...
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  • Dr. Vernon Williams, director of the Center for Sports Neurology & Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, says that young adulthood is often a time when depression and anxiety emerge. Williams says that young professional athletes also face many mental health stressors such as new financial responsibility, travel, disordered sleep and intense scrutiny on social ...
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  • Womens Health recently inteviewed Dr. Vernon Williams on the topic of Self Care: Instagram might have you thinking that the only way to practice self-care is to take a photo-shoot worthy bath (and post a picture of it, obvi). But uh, that's definitely not the case (though if you love a good bubble bath, do you). In terms of self-care, you've got to do one thing first: Nix the idea that ...
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  • What the CDC's New Concussion Guidelines Mean for Kids

    || 2-Nov-2018

    What the CDC's New Concussion Guidelines Mean for Kids Concussion and traumatic brain injury are ever-present topics among American parents and coaches of young athletes today. So the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recent issuing of clinical concussion guidelines for pediatric professionals come at a crucial time in our collective conversation about how to protect kids from ...
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  • In life, Aaron Hernandez weighed a muscular 240 pounds. In death, the most important part of his body was 3½ pounds. That was the approximate weight of the former New England Patriots player’s brain, which was removed by a Boston coroner soon after Hernandez hanged himself in prison on April 19, 2017. It was then quietly transported to a laboratory about 25 miles north of the city. To ...
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