Core-strength exercises

By |2019-02-17T02:44:53+00:00February 17th, 2019|

Core-strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities. You can do core-strength exercises on a carpeted floor or mat. Breathe freely and deeply during each core-strength exercise. Focus on tightening your transversus abdominis, the [...]

HOW MEASLES HACKS THE BODY—AND HARMS ITS VICTIMS FOR YEARS

By |2019-02-15T20:50:09+00:00February 15th, 2019|

IT’S 2019, AND all over the world measles is once again splotching across headlines. An ongoing outbreak in the Philippines has so far infected 4,300. In Ukraine more than 15,000 people have caught the disease since December, the country’s largest epidemic since the invention of vaccines. Madagascar is having its own worst outbreak in decades, with more than 500,000 cases since [...]

Why keep a food diary?

By |2019-02-15T13:42:58+00:00February 15th, 2019|

Many people begin the new year with a resolve to improve their health. This improvement often starts with changing what they eat. A food diary can be a useful tool in this process. It can help you understand your eating habits and patterns, and help you identify the foods — good and not-so-good — you [...]

How to feel better about yourself if you are depressed

By |2019-02-14T23:31:45+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Today is National Depression Screening Day. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, you should know that there are effective treatments and help is available. When you are depressed, your self-esteem wanes and you may start to dislike yourself. People with depression often think of themselves as “worthless, incapable of any achievement, and morally despicable.” Why do people who [...]

Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down

By |2019-02-14T22:54:44+00:00February 14th, 2019|

7 causes and remedies for foot cramps and charley horses You’re sound asleep, and then, without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it’s a common, somewhat mysterious pain that happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. [...]

The Future of Environmental Health

By |2019-02-14T20:39:23+00:00February 14th, 2019|

In 2018, we celebrated the 3oth anniversary of the doctoral program in the Department of Environmental Health at SPH, which led us to think about where the field has been, including the historical ties between environmental health and public health and key research milestones over the past three decades. However, we spent even more time thinking about where the [...]

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