Reading on the RUN

Reading on the RUN

Listening to music while you run, walk briskly or engage in other forms of exercise can benefit your workout by affecting your mood, emotions and even cognition. In a previous issue of Well-Being, staff writer Brian Parr, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, addressed how music enhances exercise performance in a number of ways, both psychologically and physiologically. It can make the time spent exercising seem to go by faster by Read more »
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July 06, 2018
Running Hot. The challenges of exercise in the heat.

Running Hot. The challenges of exercise in the heat.

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Associate Professor It’s that time of year again! Summer weather can make outdoor exercise especially challenging. Even if you take precautions to avoid serious heat-related injuries, exercise on a hot, humid day can adversely affect your performance. At the very least, your workout will feel harder. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. The humidity is a huge factor. If you have Read more »
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July 06, 2018
Surgeon General Visits Mississippi to Discuss Measures to Stem the Opioid Crisis

Surgeon General Visits Mississippi to Discuss Measures to Stem the Opioid Crisis

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Jerome Adams, the nation’s 20th U.S. Surgeon General visited Mississippi in May to bring the message of the importance of greater access to the opioid-reversion drug naloxone to help reduce overdose deaths. During a visit to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Adams noted, “It takes about four minutes before irreversible brain injury happens from an opioid overdose. Anyone ever see an ambulance arrive in four minutes? Read more »
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July 06, 2018
Good News for Some Breast Cancer Patients – No Chemo Needed

Good News for Some Breast Cancer Patients – No Chemo Needed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A major international study recently concluded that many women with early-stage breast cancer who normally would receive chemotherapy under current standards do not actually need it. “We can spare thousands and thousands of women from getting toxic treatment that really wouldn’t benefit them,” said Dr. Ingrid A. Mayer, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an author of the study. “This is very powerful. It really changes the standard of Read more »
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July 06, 2018
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