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The health benefits of volunteering are well-documented, and include reduced stress and an increased feeling of self-worth. It is no wonder that for many people with chronic conditions, volunteering can even help maintain or improve one's physical health. Hand in Hand for RA (www. handinhandforRA.com) is a national awareness campaign that encourages people with the painful chronic joint-disease rheumatoid arthritis...
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Hannah Bookbinder, JE Feature
The late August haze has already settled into the air as the sun begins its early-morning rise. The race to pack the family SUV begins. Boxes containing computer components and school supplies -- and suitcases filled with a semester's worth of clothing, underwear and shoes -- are all carefully loaded into the trunk. By 7 a.m., the last plastic grocery...
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When practice, practice, practice has nothing to do with Carnegie Hall
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Dr. Jonathan Grayson tells his patients to go take a hike -- and very often, it works. For almost 30 years, Grayson, head of the Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia, has been leading obsessive-compulsive-disorder sufferers on annual camping trips. Members of Grayson's OCD support group, GOAL (Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle), tackle their anxieties head on by trekking through...
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Record temperatures bring disturbing news reports of heat-related deaths and the familiar calls to seek shade, limit outside work and drink large quantities of water. But experts caution that water alone may not be sufficient and, in fact, could actually increase your risk of severe heat-related injuries. According to Dr. David McCarron, adjunct professor at University of California Davis, "You...
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A new survey shows that diabetic individuals who live in a hot climate have important gaps in their "heat awareness," or knowledge about proper diabetes self-care in hot weather, even though diabetes raises their risk of heat illness. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in collaboration with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, surveyed...
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