They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~10 min
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Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
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A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19
Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault
California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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Activists can broaden the purview of green recovery plans and highlight issues of climate justice.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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Extinction Rebellion's 'apolitical' stance deprives it of allies, and leaves the movement vulnerable to co-option.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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