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Patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart trouble could cut their risk of another heart incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment, according to research from Duke Health in Durham, North Carolina.
In recent years, health and human service providers have shown a growing interest in using yoga as an option for treating people who experience mental health problems. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill found that while there are some promising benefits to using yoga, there isn't yet enough evidence to support the practice as a standalone solution for improving mental health and well-being.
Mindfulness programs may help alleviate chronic low-back pain among older adults, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
For a second year in a row, Canadian fitness experts are touting functional fitness and high-intensity interval training as top workout trends.
Strong evidence suggests that implementing workplace-based resistance training can help prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the upper extremity, which includes the neck, shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand. That's one of the key findings coming out of a systematic review conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), published today as an open access paper in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-102992).
Alberta's Department of Health has launched a Mental Health Review questionnaire to collect inputs from Albertans on how to improve the lives of those living with addiction and mental health challenges.
The CFL and NFL have teamed up to add a two-minute test to standard sideline examinations for suspected concussion, with the aim of quickly determining whether a player should be pulled from the field or can safely return to play.
Canadians will now be rewarded for good health behaviour through Green Shield Canada's (GSC) Change4Life health portal, a first in the country, according to the company.
Paramedics in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are being trained to help palliative patients manage their pain at home.
Dec. 15, 2014 – Dramatic improvements are needed to provide quality palliative care for all patients facing the end of their lives, including boosting the number of health providers trained in specialized care of the dying, says an Ontario health advisory agency.
A new company in Toronto is aiming to change the face of health care by using technology that allows people to take charge of their own health, and is urging health professionals to join the beta program.
June 27, 2014 – A new stroke rehabilitation pilot project in Alberta is helping to reduce the number of days patients spend in hospital. The pilot, being delivered in rural and small urban areas, began last March in Grande Prairie and delivers one-on-one stroke rehabilitation programs into the homes of patients.
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