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Tai chi chuan exercise for patients with breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

March 22, 2015

Tai chi chuan exercise for patients with breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:535237 Authors: Pan Y, Yang K, Shi X, Liang H, Zhang F, Lv Q Abstract Objective. Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is a form of aerobic exercise that may be an effective therapy for improving psychosomatic capacity […]

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Evaluation of Tai Chi Yunshou exercises on community-based stroke patients with balance dysfunction: a study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial.

March 20, 2015

Evaluation of Tai Chi Yunshou exercises on community-based stroke patients with balance dysfunction: a study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Dec;15(1):555 Authors: Tao J, Rao T, Lin L, Liu W, Wu Z, Zheng G, Su Y, Huang J, Lin Z, Wu J, Fang Y, Chen L Abstract BACKGROUND: […]

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Evidence base of clinical studies on tai chi: a bibliometric analysis.

March 18, 2015

Evidence base of clinical studies on tai chi: a bibliometric analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0120655 Authors: Yang GY, Wang LQ, Ren J, Zhang Y, Li ML, Zhu YT, Luo J, Cheng YJ, Li WY, Wayne PM, Liu JP Abstract BACKGROUND: The safety and health benefits of Tai Chi mind-body exercise has been documented in a large […]

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The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity interventions on worker productivity: a systematic review.

March 18, 2015

The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity interventions on worker productivity: a systematic review. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Mar 16; Authors: Pereira MJ, Coombes BK, Comans TA, Johnston V Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) programmes on worker productivity. The PROSPERO registration […]

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Improved sleep quality in older adults with insomnia reduces biomarkers of disease risk: Pilot results from a randomized controlled comparative efficacy trial.

March 18, 2015

Improved sleep quality in older adults with insomnia reduces biomarkers of disease risk: Pilot results from a randomized controlled comparative efficacy trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Feb 25;55:184-192 Authors: Carroll JE, Seeman TE, Olmstead R, Melendez G, Sadakane R, Bootzin R, Nicassio P, Irwin MR Abstract IMPORTANCE: Sleep disturbances have been linked to increased morbidity and mortality, […]

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Comparison of 2 Different Exercise Approaches: Tai Chi Versus Otago, in Community-Dwelling Older Women.

March 16, 2015

Related Articles Comparison of 2 Different Exercise Approaches: Tai Chi Versus Otago, in Community-Dwelling Older Women. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Mar 10; Authors: Son NK, Ryu YU, Jeong HW, Jang YH, Kim HD Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Regular exercise can delay age-related risk factors and can maintain or improve physical health and activity in […]

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Impact of Tai-Chi on Falls Among Preclinically Disabled Older People. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

March 16, 2015

Impact of Tai-Chi on Falls Among Preclinically Disabled Older People. A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Mar 10; Authors: Day L, Hill KD, Stathakis VZ, Flicker L, Segal L, Cicuttini F, Jolley D Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of tai-chi in preventing falls among community-dwelling older people. DESIGN: Multisite parallel […]

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[Effects of a Physical Activity Program using Exergame with Elderly Women].

March 8, 2015

Related Articles [Effects of a Physical Activity Program using Exergame with Elderly Women]. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2015 Feb 27;45(1):84-96 Authors: Yu J, Kim J Abstract PURPOSE: This study was done to investigate the motivational, physical and affective benefits of exergaming in community dwelling older adult women. METHODS: The research design was a nonequivalent control […]

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The beneficial effect of Tai Chi on self-concept in adolescents.

March 2, 2015

The beneficial effect of Tai Chi on self-concept in adolescents. Int J Psychol. 2015 Mar;50(2):101-5 Authors: Bao X, Jin K Abstract Previous research has documented the beneficial effect of Tai Chi, but most of the studies focused on elders and patients with specific health conditions. The aim of the study was to test whether Tai […]

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Falls prevention in the elderly: translating evidence into practice.

March 2, 2015

Falls prevention in the elderly: translating evidence into practice. Hong Kong Med J. 2015 Feb 27; Authors: Luk JK, Chan TY, Chan DK Abstract Falls are a common problem in the elderly. A common error in their management is that injury from the fall is treated, without finding its cause. Thus a proactive approach is […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Neck Pain and Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

February 25, 2015

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Neck Pain and Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0117146 Authors: Yuan QL, Guo TM, Liu L, Sun F, Zhang YG Abstract BACKGROUND: Neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) are common symptoms bothering people in daily life. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to […]

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Risk of stroke among patients with post-traumatic stress disorder: nationwide longitudinal study.

February 25, 2015

Risk of stroke among patients with post-traumatic stress disorder: nationwide longitudinal study. Br J Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 19; Authors: Chen MH, Pan TL, Li CT, Lin WC, Chen YS, Lee YC, Tsai SJ, Hsu JW, Huang KL, Tsai CF, Chang WH, Chen TJ, Su TP, Bai YM Abstract Background Previous evidence has shown positive associations […]

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Effect of Home Exercise Program in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

February 20, 2015

Effect of Home Exercise Program in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Feb 18; Authors: Anwer S, Alghadir A, Brismée JM Abstract BACKGROUND:: The Osteoarthritis Research Society International recommended that nonpharmacological methods include patient education programs, weight reduction, coping strategies, and exercise programs for the management of […]

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Detection of de novo secondary trisomy 13 due to isochromosome (13q;13q) of paternal origin in a pregnancy with fetal cystic hygroma.

February 17, 2015

Related Articles Detection of de novo secondary trisomy 13 due to isochromosome (13q;13q) of paternal origin in a pregnancy with fetal cystic hygroma. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb;54(1):78-80 Authors: Chen CP, Ko TM, Huang MC, Chern SR, Lin TW, Chang TY, Kuo YL, Chen WL, Wang W PMID: 25675926 [PubMed – in process] Powered […]

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The Effect of Tai Chi Training on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

February 17, 2015

Related Articles The Effect of Tai Chi Training on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0117360 Authors: Zheng G, Li S, Huang M, Liu F, Tao J, Chen L Abstract BACKGROUND: Tai Chi may be efficient for healthy adults to improve the cardiorespiratory fitness, but there is no systematic […]

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