Health and Fitness

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Get fit ON water

NOTE: New sessions Saturdays, June 30-Aug. 25: Aqua Strength 11:30 am-12:30 pm; Aqua Yoga: 12:30-1:30 pm. oregonjcc.org Yoga, strength-building and swimming have long been popular fitness options. Now you can literally work out ON the water with a floating fitness mat called Glide Fit. The Mittleman Jewish Community Center has purchased the boards and is…

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Virtual reality/treadmill may prevent falls

A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training may prove effective in preventing dangerous falls associated with aging, Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or dementia, according to a new Tel Aviv University–Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center study published in The Lancet. According to the study’s lead authors, Prof. Jeff Hausdorff and Dr. Anat Mirelman, both…

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KNOWING BRCA STATUS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING

JERUSALEM – Leading international breast cancer researchers attending a Soroka Medical Center and Israel Healthcare Foundation symposium addressing the question: “Should Ashkenazi Jews or even the general population be tested routinely for inherited predisposition to breast cancer?” concluded that the current testing model focusing on family history isn’t working and that data shows that half…

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