Become a Pharmacy Technician Through Affordable Courses

Attending a traditional university may not be useful or even practical for many students currently seeking an education, or attempting to build a career in their desired field. At the California Healing Arts College, we provide an alternative with high quality courses in a variety of health and wellness occupations including pharmacy technician, dental assistant, …

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Study links positive fitness center climate to better health

by Mike Krings (Medical Xpress)—Sticking to an exercise routine is not easy, especially when the gym is not exactly a person’s favorite place to be. Two University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that, when exercisers perceived the climate at a fitness center as positive, caring and task-involving, and found the staff to …

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High–intensity training could put kidney disease on the run

by Caroline Day The benefits of high-intensity interval training for people with chronic kidney disease is the focus of a team of researchers at The University of Queensland. The study coincides with Kidney Health Week, which is being celebrated from 25 to 31 May. More than 50 people die every day from kidney-related disease according …

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Multiple 60-minute massage sessions effective for neck pain

  (HealthDay)—Multiple 60-minute massage sessions are effective for neck dysfunction and pain among patients with chronic neck pain, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Karen J. Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, and colleagues examined the optimal dose of massage for individuals …

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Massage eases low back pain in randomized controlled trial

Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects. “We found that …

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Study shows massage reduces inflammation following strenuous exercise

Most athletes can testify to the pain-relieving, recovery-promoting effects of massage. Now there’s a scientific basis that supports booking a session with a massage therapist: On the cellular level massage reduces inflammation and promotes the growth of new mitochondria in skeletal muscle. The research, involving scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and …

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Study shows frequent massage sessions boost biological benefits

Massage is purported to have an array of benefits, including alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, back pain, asthma, fatigue, and even HIV. A new study shows there are sustained, cumulative beneficial effects of repeated massage therapy. The effects persist for several days to a week, and differ depending on the frequency of sessions. Results of …

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