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Fibromyalgia? Try Tai Chi

Getty Images By Carina Storrs WEDNESDAY, August 18, 2010 (Health.com) — Doctors often recommend exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, but the chronic pain and fatigue associated with the condition can make activities like running and swimming difficult. Tai chi—a slow, meditative martial art—may be an effective alternative, a new study …

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Yoga Soothes Fibromyalgia Pain

 Getty Images By Carina StorrsTHURSDAY, October 14 (Health.com) — Fibromyalgia patients who aren’t getting relief from prescription drugs and are in too much pain to exercise may want to try yoga, a new study suggests. A weekly two-hour yoga class reduced fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and stiffness by …

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To the Brain, Being Burned and Getting Dumped Feel the Same

Getty Images By Matt McMillen MONDAY, March 28, 2011 (Health.com) — Science has finally confirmed what anyone who’s ever been in love already knows: Heartbreak really does hurt. In a new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have found that the same brain networks that are activated when …

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