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Exercise Is an Extraordinary 'Drug,' So Why Aren't Physicians Prescribing It?

What contributes to our overall health? What might surprise you is that our behavior – what we're doing (or not doing) – accounts for 50 percent of our overall health. According to the Centers for Dis... read more

“Fresh hope” from US for Charlie Gard?

Alternately, they will ship the necessary drugs ... are physicians who want to treat Charlie, and the parents want to exercise that option before consigning their son to death, and use privately raise... read more

Cracking Your Genetic Code

Why doesn't anybody else have it in the family? What about in the community? So ... may even make the drug cost-effective, despite its price tag:as much as $294,000 year. In Boston, meanwhile, at Mass... read more

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'20/20' Busts 10 Body Myths

Her treatment will give doctors at UCLA a rare opportunity to literally see how learning a language exercises the brain ... smaller your basal metabolism is less." So if a slow metabolism isn't solely ... read more


Running From the Pain

Only if regular exercise proves to be insufficient will medication and psychotherapy be recommended. Patients are excused for not knowing these facts. Doctors working in an evidence-based health care ... read more

Exercise As Effective As Drugs For Treating Heart Disease, Diabetes

So why do most doctors prescribe drugs over exercise ... and a third of Americans don’t get any exercise at all. The latest findings should encourage even those who aren’t active, however, since resea... read more

Why Do Doctors Prescribe Addictive Drugs To Known Addicts?

Where the drug is obtained (on the street or from the local pharmacy) and the reasons given as to why ... of physicians who naively “help” alcoholic patients stay sober by prescribing them Valium to d... read more

A how-to guide to prescribing exercise for chronic health conditions

Exercise helps to alleviate the symptoms of many chronic health conditions such as knee ... for health care professionals to prescribe exercise for specific chronic diseases. "Many doctors and their p... read more

Exercise is Medicine

The original version of this story contained an error with regard to the percentage of GP consultations prescribing exercise as part of their consultations. This has now been corrected. Chemotherapy a... read more

Does exercise really help with depression?

Several decades of research have been carried out on the topic, and some family doctors prescribe ... was very small. So it seems that exercise might help a bit, which then begs the question of why. A... read more

Just Say No: When It Makes Sense Not to Take Your Medicine

Taken together, the data has more doctors putting ... the drugs may cause even more problems, in the form of side effects. So why aren’t the simpler strategies — exercise and diet changes — as entrenc... read more

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Most doctors ... adhere to exercise guidelines refer patients to an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist with experience in cancer care. Here’s why exercise is a new contender in the fight against ... read more



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