Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 20, 2017

Affirmation of the Week
To subdue the enemy
without fighting
is the highest skill

Health Tips of the Week

  • Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, as discussed in research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
  • In the study done at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center researchers found that managing appendicitis with antibiotics shows promise as a safe, lower-cost alternative to surgery. However, we should not discount the safety of surgery established over decades and its effectiveness to cure the disease once and for all. Surgery also has advanced with endoscopic techniques. Clearly, there are risk and benefit tradeoffs in individual patients and how these might best be incorporated in a model of shared decision-making with patients.
  • An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder based upon a recent study from RPI.
  • A new study on Proton Therapy offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
  • A new study published in the journal Stem Cells demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injuryinduced pain.
  • Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Mayo Clinic discovers that high intensity aerobic training reverses cellular aging.
  • Zika also may have serious effects on the heart as new research shows in the first study to report cardiovascular complications related to this virus, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiologyís 66th Annual Scientific Gathering.
  • Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction from a new study In the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Article of the Week

How To Stop An Argument In Its Tracks

Sure, some people enjoy a feisty argument and a number of couples might even feel energized afterwards; itís their modus operandi. However, many people cultivate peaceful relationships and feel uncomfortable during a heated disagreement with a spouse, friend or colleague. Also, many arguments often take a circular turn and keep on repeating the same points, only much louder. So how can you end an argument? more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you donít have to constantly open the door. Itís time to build immunity to external pressures and cultivate an inner peace which does not depend on outside influences. Shed that endless to-do list. Leave the straight lines of your personality to enjoy the surprising detours life has waiting for you.

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, and mind/body lecturer. She has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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