Health & Fitness

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Powderhouse for Somerville

A Collaborative Living Project for the Elder Years

Reebee Garofalo has lived in the Cambridge/Somerville area since 1970.

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Under Construction

Stay Healthy When You Live Near Excavation

Jackhammer being used on city sidewalk.

It happens all over the City, and soon it will start happening to me and my neighbors, right here on Gore Street in East Cambridge. Excavation is being done all down our street to put in a sewer line for North Point (now Cambridge Crossing). This will be closely followed by excavation for a new Eversource gas line. Followed by excavation for a new water main. Followed by jackhammering for replacement of sidewalks. In all, within roughly eighteen months, we will experience four – FOUR!

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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.