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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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Engagement in Mindfulness Practices by U.S. Adults: Sociodemographic Barriers.

February 17, 2015

Engagement in Mindfulness Practices by U.S. Adults: Sociodemographic Barriers. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Feb;21(2):100-102 Authors: Olano HA, Kachan D, Tannenbaum SL, Mehta A, Annane D, Lee DJ Abstract Objective: To examine the effect of sociodemographic factors on mindfulness practices. Methods: National Health Interview Survey Alternative Medicine Supplement data were used to examine sociodemographic predictors […]

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Trends in the Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: United States, 2002-2012.

February 12, 2015

Trends in the Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: United States, 2002-2012. Natl Health Stat Report. 2015 Feb;(79):1-16 Authors: Clarke TC, Black LI, Stussman BJ, Barnes PM, Nahin RL Abstract Objective-This report presents national estimates of the use of complementary health approaches among adults in the United States across three time points. Trends in […]

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A cost-benefit analysis of three older adult fall prevention interventions.

February 12, 2015

Related Articles A cost-benefit analysis of three older adult fall prevention interventions. J Safety Res. 2015 Feb;52:65-70 Authors: Carande-Kulis V, Stevens JA, Florence CS, Beattie BL, Arias I Abstract INTRODUCTION: One out of three persons aged 65 and older falls annually and 20% to 30% of falls result in injury. The purpose of this cost-benefit […]

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Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Children Aged 4-17 Years in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007-2012.

February 12, 2015

Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Children Aged 4-17 Years in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007-2012. Natl Health Stat Report. 2015 Feb;(78):1-19 Authors: Black LI, Clarke TC, Barnes PM, Stussman BJ, Nahin RL Abstract Objective-This report presents national estimates of the use of complementary health approaches among children aged 4-17 years in […]

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Effect of Tai Chi on mononuclear cell functions in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

February 7, 2015

Related Articles Effect of Tai Chi on mononuclear cell functions in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Feb 5;15(1):3 Authors: Liu J, Chen P, Wang R, Yuan Y, Wang X, Li C Abstract BackgroundTai Chi is the Chinese traditional medicine exercise for mind-body health. The objective of this study is […]

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A Meta-Analysis on the Efficacy of Tai Chi in Patients with Parkinson's Disease between 2008 and 2014.

February 5, 2015

A Meta-Analysis on the Efficacy of Tai Chi in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease between 2008 and 2014. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:593263 Authors: Zhou J, Yin T, Gao Q, Yang XC Abstract Objective. The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence on the effect of Tai Chi for Parkinson’s disease (PD). […]

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A novel comparative effectiveness study of Tai Chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

January 31, 2015

A novel comparative effectiveness study of Tai Chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Jan 30;16(1):34 Authors: Wang C, McAlindon T, Fielding RA, Harvey WF, Driban JB, Price L, Kalish R, Schmid A, Scott TM, Schmid CH Abstract BackgroundFibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain syndrome that causes […]

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Exercises for mechanical neck disorders.

January 30, 2015

Related Articles Exercises for mechanical neck disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jan 28;1:CD004250 Authors: Gross A, Kay TM, Paquin JP, Blanchette S, Lalonde P, Christie T, Dupont G, Graham N, Burnie SJ, Gelley G, Goldsmith CH, Forget M, Hoving JL, Brønfort G, Santaguida PL, Cervical Overview Group Abstract BACKGROUND: Neck pain is common, disabling […]

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The effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength among community-based older people.

January 27, 2015

The effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength among community-based older people. J Clin Nurs. 2015 Jan 26; Authors: Lin SF, Sung HC, Li TL, Hsieh TC, Lan HC, Perng SJ, Smith GD Abstract AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects […]

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The combined effects of tai chi, resistance training, and diet on physical function and body composition in obese older women.

January 25, 2015

The combined effects of tai chi, resistance training, and diet on physical function and body composition in obese older women. J Aging Res. 2014;2014:657851 Authors: Maris SA, Quintanilla D, Taetzsch A, Picard A, Letendre J, Mahler L, Lofgren I, Xu F, Delmonico MJ Abstract Obesity is a major health problem in the USA, especially in […]

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