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Asthma in America Costs Billions.

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Based on an analysis of medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths between 2008 and 2013, federal health officials say that the economic cost of asthma in the United States is almost $82 billion per year. However, the actual cost of asthma is most likely underestimated because the study did not include individuals with untreated asthma. Lead author Dr. Tursynbek Nurmagambetov writes, “Cost studies can influence health policy decisions and help decision makers understand the ...

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Entitled Individuals Think Differently.

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People who have a strong sense of entitlement think rules don’t apply to them. Researcher Dr. Emily Zitek explains, “[These individuals] don’t think it’s fair for other people to tell them what to do… Instructions are essentially an unfair imposition. They want to do their own thing. They feel like they deserve good things and special treatment… The fundamental problem here is that entitled individuals think they deserve more than other people think they do.”
Social Psychological and Personality Science, ...

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Get Healthy.

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recommends the following to achieve a healthier lifestyle: don’t smoke or abuse drugs; limit alcohol intake; make healthy food choices; exercise regularly; maintain a healthy weight; manage your blood pressure; get enough sleep; and maintain a strong relationship with your healthcare provider and ask your them about any health concerns.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, January 2018

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Walking is Good for Chronic Back Pain.

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For patients with chronic low back pain, a daily walk may be just what the doctor ordered. A review of findings from nine published studies indicates that daily walks can help reduce both pain and disability in patients with chronic back pain. Since walking is easy to perform and highly accessible, the authors recommend that walking be included in treatment recommendations for patients with chronic low back pain.
Musculoskeletal Science and & Practice, December 2017

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Can Exercise Help Slow Cognitive Decline?

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Seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have an elevated risk for developing dementia. However, a review of data from eleven published studies indicates that adults with MCI can improve their cognitive function by engaging in an aerobic exercise routine.
International Journal of Nursing Studies, January 2018

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