Side Stabilization Exercises for Pilates

July 23, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Today I’m sharing a video of the basic “Side Kick” series from Pilates mat work exercises that mostly anyone can do.

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Coping When the News Is All Bad

July 21, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Lately, we have not had time to process our feelings about the violent events of recent days and weeks because something else happens almost immediately. There is no way to completely insulate ourselves from these events but there are some techniques that can help.

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Fighting Off Heat Stroke at ‘The Bates Motel’

July 18, 2016 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

I told Steve, the motel’s front-desk clerk, that I’d be sleeping in the back of my SUV, since the chemical and tobacco stench in Room 209 was intolerable. He offered me a suddenly available room on the third floor. I thanked him and declined.

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Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

July 18, 2016 by Patricia Allen

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Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen unpacks the causes of heat strokes and heat exhaustion and shares key tips on how to recognize the symptoms and provide the proper treatment.

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New York City Takes Giant Leap Forward for Girls and Women (In the News)

July 16, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“At last, a recognition that reproducing the human race is a necessity and not a taxable luxury!”

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Fitness Saturday: Injury Prevention, 101

July 16, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Take some time to be sensible in your workouts. Never sacrifice good form for more intensity. People get injured when doing exercise for various reasons. Here is a list of some of the most common causes and how to avoid them during exercise.

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When People Carry Guns, How Much Danger Do They Pose?

July 14, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

What has caused this escalation of gun ownership and why are people allowed to carry firearms at all?

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A Neurologist’s View of Music Therapy in Patients With Brain Trauma

July 11, 2016 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen

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Dr. Baxter Allen, a neurologist in fellowship training in the area of brain trauma, give us a description of how sound is received and incorporated in the brain. He discusses research in the area of music therapy and its ability to aid in recovery of brain injured patients.

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Breath and Bodily Housecleaning

July 9, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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If we make the habit of breathing conscious, we can start to feel how the diaphragm works and how the action of breathing affects the way we use our other core muscles.

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Overcoming Prejudice: The Legacy of Elie Wiesel

July 7, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Elie Wiesel’s contribution was to use his survival and artistry to keep the memory of man’s inhumanity to other men vivid and fresh. It is as urgent as ever: we continue try to demonize one another and split hairs about who belongs to what group and who should live or die.

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Swimming: Style and Substance

July 2, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

All exercise releases endorphins, which help stave off depression, but swimming relaxes and rejuvenates in a way that feels more like a great yoga class.

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Melissa Papock Upgrades Sun Protective Clothing with Style

July 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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It was a diagnosis of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at age 26, that led Melissa Papock to rethink how she could protect her skin with the clothing she wore. So began Cabana Life — a line that combines fashion with function by offering stylish clothing with 50+ UV protection.

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Tips for Sun Protection and Vigilance Against Skin Cancer

July 1, 2016 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

Summer is the time for sandy beaches, cool swimming pools and outdoor activities. It is also the time for increased need for sun protection and vigilance against skin cancer. Here are some tips.

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Not From Thin Air: The Emergence of Eating Disorders

June 30, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Eating disorders, as seen from this perspective, represent an attempt to gain control over one’s sense of self. In anorexia in particular, a woman’s entire self-worth is boiled down to a number on a scale.

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Theater Review: Eve Ensler’s ‘In the Body of the World’ — When the V-Word Meets the C-Word

June 27, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

While she was working tirelessly to open a sanctuary for Congolese rape victims, Eve Ensler was diagnosed with stage 3-4 uterine cancer. Thus began a journey that included self-recrimination (Did she ignore warning signs? Did she somehow poison her body through choices she made or didn’t make?), navigation through our country’s medical machine, making peace with her own family and history, and eventually finding a new way to connect to her body and to the world.

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