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Tai Chi and meditation-plus-exercise benefit neural substrates of executive function: a cross-sectional, controlled study.

October 9, 2014

Tai Chi and meditation-plus-exercise benefit neural substrates of executive function: a cross-sectional, controlled study. J Complement Integr Med. 2014 Oct 8; Authors: Hawkes TD, Manselle W, Woollacott MH Abstract Abstract Background: We report the first controlled study of Tai Chi effects on the P300 event-related potential, a neuroelectric index of human executive function. Tai Chi […]

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Balance Performance in Irradiated Survivors of Nasopharyngeal Cancer with and without Tai Chi Qigong Training.

October 9, 2014

Balance Performance in Irradiated Survivors of Nasopharyngeal Cancer with and without Tai Chi Qigong Training. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:719437 Authors: Fong SS, Chung LM, Tsang WW, Leung JC, Charm CY, Luk WS, Chow LP, Ng SS Abstract This cross-sectional exploratory study aimed to compare the one-leg-stance time and the six-minute walk distance among […]

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[Effects of tai chi in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: a systematic review].

October 3, 2014

Related Articles [Effects of tai chi in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: a systematic review]. Hu Li Za Zhi. 2014 Oct;61(5):75-84 Authors: Chang TJ, Ting YT, Sheu SL, Chang HY Abstract BACKGROUND: Tai chi has been increasingly applied in osteoporosis patients. However, systematic reviews of the efficacy of this practice have been few and of limited […]

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Effects of Exercise on Ankle Proprioception in Adult Women during 16 Weeks of Training and Eight Weeks of Detraining.

October 3, 2014

Effects of Exercise on Ankle Proprioception in Adult Women during 16 Weeks of Training and Eight Weeks of Detraining. Res Sports Med. 2014 Oct 2;:1-12 Authors: Zhang C, Sun W, Yu B, Song Q, Mao D Abstract This study evaluates the effects of training and detraining on ankle proprioception in terms of kinesthesia in adult […]

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A randomized trial to measure the impact of a community-based cognitive training intervention on balance and gait in cognitively intact black older adults.

October 3, 2014

A randomized trial to measure the impact of a community-based cognitive training intervention on balance and gait in cognitively intact black older adults. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Oct;41(1 Suppl):62S-9S Authors: Smith-Ray RL, Makowski-Woidan B, Hughes SL Abstract Introduction. Fall prevention is important for maintaining mobility and independence into old age. Approaches for reducing falls include […]

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The psychophysiological effects of Tai-chi and exercise in residential Schizophrenic patients: a 3-arm randomized controlled trial.

October 1, 2014

Related Articles The psychophysiological effects of Tai-chi and exercise in residential Schizophrenic patients: a 3-arm randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Sep 27;14(1):364 Authors: Ho RT, Wan AH, Au-Yeung FS, Lo PH, Siu PJ, Wong CP, Ng WY, Cheung IK, Ng SM, Chan CL, Chen EY Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are characterized […]

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An active learning complementary and alternative medicine session in a self-care therapeutics class.

September 27, 2014

An active learning complementary and alternative medicine session in a self-care therapeutics class. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Sep 15;78(7):141 Authors: Mattison MJ, Nemec EC Abstract Objective. To provide an interactive, non-supplement based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) session in a self-care therapeutics class and to evaluate the effect of the session on pharmacy students’ […]

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Qigong exercise may improve sleep quality and gait performance in Parkinson's disease: a pilot study.

September 19, 2014

Qigong exercise may improve sleep quality and gait performance in Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study. Int J Neurosci. 2014 Sep 18;:1-29 Authors: Wassom DJ, Lyons KE, Pahwa R, Liu W Abstract Abstract Purpose: Parkinson’s disease (PD) involves a variety of motor and non-motor symptoms, several of which, including gait abnormalities and sleep disorders, are generally […]

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A new set of atomic radii for accurate estimation of solvation free energy by Poisson-Boltzmann solvent model.

September 18, 2014

Related Articles A new set of atomic radii for accurate estimation of solvation free energy by Poisson-Boltzmann solvent model. J Comput Chem. 2014 Sep 15; Authors: Yamagishi J, Okimoto N, Morimoto G, Taiji M Abstract The Poisson-Boltzmann implicit solvent (PB) is widely used to estimate the solvation free energies of biomolecules in molecular simulations. An […]

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Coping with future epidemics: Tai chi practice as an overcoming strategy used by survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in post-SARS Hong Kong.

September 18, 2014

Related Articles Coping with future epidemics: Tai chi practice as an overcoming strategy used by survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in post-SARS Hong Kong. Health Expect. 2014 Sep 15; Authors: Siu JY Abstract BACKGROUND: Although SARS had been with a controversial topic for a decade at the time of this study, numerous SARS […]

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Two Novel ALK Mutations Mediate Acquired Resistance to the Next-Generation ALK Inhibitor Alectinib.

September 18, 2014

Two Novel ALK Mutations Mediate Acquired Resistance to the Next-Generation ALK Inhibitor Alectinib. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 16; Authors: Katayama R, Friboulet L, Koike S, Lockerman EL, Khan TM, Gainor JF, Iafrate AJ, Takeuchi K, Taiji M, Okuno Y, Fujita N, Engelman JA, Shaw AT Abstract PURPOSE: The first-generation ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) […]

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Exercise for Adults with Fibromyalgia: An Umbrella Systematic Review with Synthesis of Best Evidence.

September 18, 2014

Exercise for Adults with Fibromyalgia: An Umbrella Systematic Review with Synthesis of Best Evidence. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2014 Sep 14; Authors: Bidonde J, Busch AJ, Bath B, Milosavljevic S Abstract The objective of this umbrella systematic review was to identify, evaluate, and synthesize systematic reviews of physical activity interventions for adults with fibromyalgia (FM) focussing […]

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Assessing the comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: design and rationale for a randomized trial.

September 14, 2014

Related Articles Assessing the comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: design and rationale for a randomized trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Sep 8;14(1):333 Authors: Wang C, Iversen MD, McAlindon T, Harvey WF, Wong JB, Fielding RA, Driban JB, Price LL, Rones R, Gamache T, Schmid CH Abstract BACKGROUND: Knee […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs. Tai Chi for Late Life Insomnia and Inflammatory Risk: A Randomized Controlled Comparative Efficacy Trial.

September 14, 2014

Related Articles Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs. Tai Chi for Late Life Insomnia and Inflammatory Risk: A Randomized Controlled Comparative Efficacy Trial. Sleep. 2014;37(9):1543-52 Authors: Irwin MR, Olmstead R, Carrillo C, Sadeghi N, Breen EC, Witarama T, Yokomizo M, Lavretsky H, Carroll JE, Motivala SJ, Bootzin R, Nicassio P Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the comparative […]

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Nontouch Biofield Therapy: A Systematic Review of Human Randomized Controlled Trials Reporting Use of Only Nonphysical Contact Treatment.

September 4, 2014

Related Articles Nontouch Biofield Therapy: A Systematic Review of Human Randomized Controlled Trials Reporting Use of Only Nonphysical Contact Treatment. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Sep 2; Authors: Hammerschlag R, Marx BL, Aickin M Abstract Abstract Objective and Context: This review was designed to assess the quality and review the outcomes of randomized controlled trials […]

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