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2014-03-14 23:04:21

Preventing occasional back pain from becoming a chronic problem requires both physical and mental fitness. It is important to stay physically active, strengthen the muscles supporting the back, and maintain flexibility. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 A man's spine can take a beating over the years. The occasional backache can blossom into chronic and potentially disabling low-back pain. But it doesn't have to be that way. Paying attention to the body and the mind can keep the...

2014-03-12 12:32:25

DALLAS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I, Inc. (the REIT) announced today that construction has started on Cyan on Peachtree (Cyan), a new 329-unit luxury multifamily property with a prominent Peachtree Road address in the heart of the Buckhead office and entertainment district approximately five miles north of downtown Atlanta. The property will include a 23-story residential tower and an adjacent seven-level parking facility with controlled...

2014-03-12 08:30:38

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation funds groundbreaking research to prevent Crohns and Colitis Disease. NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crohns and Colitis Disease is a chronic disease of the lower intestinal track, causing inflammation and a host of crippling symptoms from ulcers to intestinal rupture. The disease affects approximately 700,000 Americans and many more suffer from undiagnosed irritable bowel syndrome. To date, not much is known about the ultimate cause of...

2014-03-11 23:21:12

When people don't get enough sleep, their attention and concentration abilities decline. Their reaction time lengthens, they're inattentive, and they don't respond as well to environmental signals. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Struggling with fuzzy thinking and a faltering memory? Try this rejuvenating and risk-free approach—sleeping more—to help burn away brain fog, reports the March 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "Poor sleep has an adverse impact on...

2014-03-04 23:21:22

"Superfoods" are rich in soluble fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids that can help keep your arteries clear. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Myth or reality: eating certain superfoods can strengthen the heart and protect against heart attack and stroke? It's mostly just myth and wishful thinking, reports the March 2014 Harvard Heart Letter. There's no question that some foods are rich in nutrients that may help keep arteries clear and the heartbeat stable....

2014-03-04 16:24:24

Over the past year, the well-known science and Harvard philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, has put his substantial support behind Harvard's famous and oldest theatrical troupe, the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past year, the well-known science and Harvard philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, has put his substantial support behind Harvard's famous and oldest theatrical troupe, the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. Up to now, The Jeffrey...

2014-02-21 20:20:38

Encouraging scientific findings are emerging daily on the positive effects of music therapy on premature babies levels of stress, vital signs, feeding, and sleep. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by The Institute for Music and Brain Science at Harvard University on the benefits of music on premature babies has received substantial backing from science activist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. The study was conducted with...

2014-02-19 08:28:10

Designed for entertainment but may also help allay fear of the dark BOSTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nighttime fears are extremely common in children and yet most parents are unaware. Fear of the dark is among the most frequent of those fears listed by kids. Dr. Roger S. Smith, a board certified physician and sleep doctor, announced today the release of a beautifully illustrated story that may help in a playful and adventurous way. (Photo:...

2014-02-19 08:24:47

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation and WildAid Inc. applaud China's largest embargo of Ivory. NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Epstein, one of the largest funders of scientists around the world and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, has put his support behind WildAid Inc. and China's first real crackdown on ivory poaching. Just last year, the Chinese government destroyed approximately 6 tons of confiscated ivory in the city of...

2014-02-14 23:04:43

New guidelines for prescribing the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins no longer focus blood cholesterol value. Instead, the decision should focus on an individual's overall risk of heart disease. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 For years, doctors prescribed the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins based largely on cholesterol test results. But new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology propose a major change to that...