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Vascular Aging And Its Counterpart: We Are All Getting Old

Vascular Aging And Its Counterpart: We Are All Getting Old

  • 4/23/2018 8:30:00 AM
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Song Yi Shin, M.S.How can you improve your vascular health? You would undoubtedly answer that it is the exercise, and it is true. Your arteries deliver blood and oxygen to organs and skeletal muscle. When you start to exercise, your legs would need more blood to match the metabolic demands. At rest, a majority of your blood volume is in your veins. But during exercise, blood flow through tissues change dramatically, with 85% of blood going to your active muscles through arteries in hea...
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In My Language I Am Smart!

In My Language I Am Smart!

  • 2/12/2017 6:47:00 PM
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Xuewei Chen, M.S.This is an exciting year full of adventure for Mr. and Mrs. Wang. They both retired in China and came to the US to reunite with their daughter. Upon arriving to the US, Mr. and Mrs. Wang encountered so many challenges because of their limited English proficiency and ignorance of US health systems. Every time they need to visit a doctor, their daughter has to be there with them to translate and explain everything. They are proud of their daughter. They want to be supportive of he...
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Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

  • 7/30/2012 4:53:00 AM
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Andrew Jagim, Ph.D, CSCS  Juice, roids, gym candy, pumpers and stackers are all common nicknames for substances more technically referred to as anabolic-androgenic steroids.  Anabolic steroids are defined as any type of exogenous drug that mimics the effects of testosterone in the body.  Most people take them with the goal of increasing muscle mass, improving performance or enhancing physical appearance.  It is estimated that as many as 3 million Americans have used non-medic...
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Vitamin D and Exercise

Vitamin D and Exercise

  • 10/17/2011 5:48:00 PM
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Nina Laidlaw Rumler, B.A.Headlines about vitamin D abound. Is it as good as they say? How does it impact exercise and athletes?Advocates claim a wide range of proven or implied benefits, such as: Improved physical performance Bone strengthening (rickets, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, gum/tooth diseases) Strengthening of the immune system –fewer colds, flu, pneumonia, allergies. Inhibition/prevention of hypertension, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart dis...
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