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Heart Failure Patients’ Mental And Physical Health Improve With Exercise
2012-08-01 09:39:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise in patients who have recently suffered chronic heart failure has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, as well as a significant reduction in deaths and hospitalizations, according to an international study published in the August 1st issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study, led by researchers at Duke University Medical Center, adds insight to the complex relationship between...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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