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Bendy Brunch participants practice yoga among art at the old Wonder Bread Factory. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Just Say “Om”

How Yoga and Pilates Benefits Beginners The idea of going for a run or joining a gym can be intimidating for people who don’t exercise. When you have a health condition that prevents you from engaging in many types of high-impact exercise, it can also be tough to know where to
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Pain in the Back

Taking Control of Back Pain About 80 percent of the population will experience at least one significant episode of back pain in their lifetime. When it happens, most people first want to know how to feel better, then how to prevent a recurrence. Dr. Mark Knaub, chief of adult
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In humans, women outlive men, according to a former Georgetown University lecturer. But they also appear to have poorer health through adult life. (Photo: iStock)

Battle of the Sexes

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? Women live longer than men. This simple statement holds a tantalizing riddle that Steven Austad and Kathleen Fischer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explore in a perspective piece published in Cell Metabolism on June 14. “Humans are
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