Health & Fitness

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Boston Fashion Week comes to Cambridge to Share Positivity

Small Group Purposes Good while Nevada Gunman Commits Evil

One event has ended but our efforts are ongoing

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Altered Traits

Authors Launch New Book on Science and Meditation

Last Wednesday, Sept. 6, was launched the book "Altered Traits: Science Reveals how Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" written by the psychologist Daniel Goleman, known for his best-selling books on emotional intelligence and by Richard Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at Wisconsin University.

The event was held at Harvard Square in the Brattle Theater at 6:00 pm and was full of attendees.

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Summer of Hell

The Rebuilding of Wellington-Harrington

I made the mistake of googling my opening line “everything happens at once,” and became completely distracted with the physicists' theory that “The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening

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NeighborMedia Tonight with Beth Redmond Walsh

Interviews with Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance

NeighborMedia correspondent Beth Redmond Walsh fills in for Frank Morris, as she speaks with Stephanie Aines and Francisco Irby about the work being done by the Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance. These two organizations gather patients' and health care providers' stories about their experiences and concerns with the health care system.

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These are the People of Your Neighborhood

Cambridge Health Alliance Nurse Practioner Explains her Job

 

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Using Respiratory Therapy To Treat Lung Disease

Part Two of an Investigation on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Your doctor will plan your treatment and may recommend that you meet with a respiratory therapist. These therapists evaluate and treat and care for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. One treatment they use is pursed-lip breathing. It is a simple breathing exercise. This is valuable as you can use it anytime or anywhere.

1. Relax your neck and shoulder muscles.

2. Breathe in slowly through your nose to a count of two keeping mouth closed.

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Cambridge man offers health advice to smokers, COPD sufferers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is more than just a serious lung disease. It cannot be cured but it can be treated. The common cause of COPD is repeated exposure to cigarette smoking. Over time symptoms slowly get worse. This is one of the reasons you should quit smoking. Quitting smoking is the key. It is the most effective way to stop the developing of COPD. If you have been diagnosed with the disease quitting can slow down its development. It is never to late to quit.

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Fitness with Coach Doro

Doro Sadowicz at CCAE by Paul Sayed

With a background in molecular biology and bio-chemistry, Doro Sadowicz works as a researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by day. By night she is a fitness instructor and health coach.  At the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Coach Doro teaches CIZE and Insanity. According to Doro, she was not always an athletic person and used to shy away from exercising in public or in groups.

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Mark Zurlo and Tony Chin, Running for the Heather Abbott Foundation

providing prosthetic devices for those who need them

Mark Zurlo and Tony Chin are running the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Heather Abbott Foundation, which raises money to help amputees thrive in their recovery and return to the life they love. Heather lost a leg in the Marathon bombings, and was fortunate to receive donations for her own prosthetics - something that is very hard for most people to pay for.

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Funny, fun and the Jimmy Fund

Cambridge man to host free, family-friendly comedy show to benefit cancer patients

I have been involved with the Jimmy Fund for the last few years. On one occasion I raised fifty dollars selling puns and jokes. On another occasion I passed out three canisters around the hall at a Little League banquet. I have been a coach there over for more than ten years. We raised over $200 . Now I have rented a hall at the LILYPAD in Inman Square. I signed up for an hour program in which I will let my hair down and do humor.