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Yoga Can Help With Regulating The Stress Hormone Cortisol

For women having breast cancer in the process of radiation therapy, yoga provides unique benefits other than reducing fatigue. Researchers revealed that although fatigue had been counteracted with basic stretching exercises, individuals who took part in yoga exercises in which controlled meditation, breathing, as well as relaxation techniques were integrated into their treatment plan had… Read More »

A Classic Puerto Rican Condiment May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Looking for a tasty way to reduce your cancer risk? Eating sofrito, an oniony, garlicky condiment popular in Latin American cuisine but particularly so in Puerto Rican cooking, may help, suggests a new study published in Nutrition and Cancer. The study found that women who ate sofrito—a popular foundation for stews, beans and rice dishes… Read More »

Medical schools need to produce more clinician-activists to help drive social change

For hundreds of years, health care providers have been on the front lines of social change. Think Margaret Sanger, a nurse who championed women’s rights and started the organization that later became Planned Parenthood, or Max Recamier, one of the physician founders of Doctors Without Borders, who openly worked against governments fomenting violence. As we lose more… Read More »