Your Health

Lighter weights at faster speeds improve mobility

According to the National Institute on Aging, people aged 65 or over are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and limited mobility in their joints and limbs. To keep older populations healthy and mobile, MU School of Health Professions associate professor Stephen Sayers has been exploring the effectiveness of low weight, high-speed weightlifting on

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Getting help for Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

For all its holidays and celebrations, winter can be a tough time for many people. The long nights and cold, gray days can knock us off our regular routines and just leave us feeling a bit down. And that’s to be expected from time to time. For some people, though, the changes in mood they

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Heatstroke can kill quickly in hot cars

When the news has another tragic story about a child accidentally left in a hot car, parents might believe they could never make a mistake like that. “It’s not just negligent parents or indifferent caregivers. When juggling the demands of work, parenting and daily life, it’s easier than you might think to make a simple

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Flexibility a key to core exercise program and often overlooked

Flexibility is one of four types of exercise along with strength, balance and endurance, according to the American Heart Association. All four types of exercise are ideally incorporated into a healthy workout routine, however flexibility is often overlooked and can be easily integrated. “Flexibility helps preserve joint spaces and can reduce your risk of injury

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Possible measles case in the Kansas City, Missouri area

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to investigate a possible case of measles in the Kansas City, Missouri area. The individual presented to a hospital in Kansas after developing a rash on March 21, 2018. The illness began following international travel. The initial

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Tools could aid research in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

A team of University of Missouri neuroscientists are inching closer to developing the tools needed to decipher the brain. In 2015, the team received a National Science Foundation Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award to investigate a newly discovered class of proteins that are turned on by heat. Now, the team has published

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