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The Diet Soda Debate

July 31st, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WebMD 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

When you’re trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, can diet soda help? While it has fewer calories than regular soda, some studies show it fuels your sweet tooth…

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“They don’t cause weight gain, but we don’t know yet if they really help with weight loss. They can be a part of a weight loss program, but they are not going to magically help you lose weight.”

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How do you know if you’re having a panic attack or just a normal reaction to stress?

July 14th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, David Barlow, Newsmakers, WebMD 0 comments

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David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Army Sgt. Georg-Andreas Pogany didn’t know what was happening to him. His head throbbed, Pogany told The New York Times and The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo. His chest ached and his stomach rebelled. He shook for hours with an overwhelming sense that he could die at any moment…

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“It certainly sounds like a panic attack. A panic attack is the fundamental emotion of fear. It’s the flight/fight response that we all have in us. It involves massive changes in the brain. It is meant to prepare you to deal with this life-threatening event by running away or by fighting, attacking the source of danger.”

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Best Weight Loss Advice You’ve Never Heard

June 7th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WebMD 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Maybe what you need is a fresh idea or two. So WebMD asked diet experts to come up with some lesser-known diet tips that could make the most jaded dieter drop that cookie and vow, “Oh wow! I’ll try that today.”…

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Activity, Brace May Ease Arthritis Pain

October 30th, 2013 in 2013, David Felson, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, WebMD 0 comments

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David Felson, School of Medicine

Osteoarthritis can be painful, but exercise can improve the quality of life for people with OA or those at high risk for it, according to new research…

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Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?

July 21st, 2012 in 2012, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, WebMD 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Electronic cigarettes are picking up steam — and not surprisingly, especially among smokers…

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression

June 27th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, WebMD 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of illnesses and conditions, from heart disease and diabetes to certain types of cancer…

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Low Vitamin B6 Linked to Inflammation

June 20th, 2012 in 2012, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WebMD 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Low levels of vitamin B6 may be a key factor involved with chronic inflammation in the body…

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Trying to Get Pregnant? Moderate Exercise May Help

March 16th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Lauren Wise, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, WebMD 0 comments

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Lauren Wise, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

If you’re trying to get pregnant, adding a brisk walk to your daily routine may help — but you may want to hold off training for that marathon…

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Is Your Office Making You Sick?

January 20th, 2012 in 2012, Michael McClean, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, WebMD 0 comments

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Michael McLean, School of Public Health

Could your office be toxic?…

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Do Grapes or Alcohol Make Red Wine Good for the Heart?

January 19th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, R. Curtis Ellison, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, WebMD 0 comments

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R. Curtis Ellison, School of Medicine

Studies have long suggested that drinking red wine in moderation might be good for the heart…

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