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Former Opera Singer Hits High Notes at the USU School of Medicine

Former opera singer achieves high marks at USU School of Medicine

Each student at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) brings a unique experience with passions, talents, and accomplishments that go far beyond their interest in medicine and science. Before becoming a member of the USU School of Medicine’s med class in 2023, Navy Ensign Margaret Black had a particularly unique passion: she was …

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Doing 5 minutes of breathing training daily can reduce high blood pressure as effectively as drugs, say researchers

Doing 5 minutes of breathing training daily can reduce high blood pressure as effectively as drugs, say researchers

One type of breathing training can lower blood pressure in just five minutes a day, according to new research. A device that trains the respiratory muscles has proven to be as effective as drugs and weight loss. Breath training can have quick results, but does not replace other healthy habits, the researcher explains. Loading Something …

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'It's not just Portland': How high standards of enforced mental health care affect care in rural Oregon

‘It’s not just Portland’: How high standards of enforced mental health care affect care in rural Oregon

In a follow-up to KGW’s “Uncommitted” survey series, leaders in eastern Oregon share the gaps they see in mental health care due to civil engagement standards. HEPPNER, Ore. — In Morrow County, a rural county of about 13,000 people in eastern Oregon, District Attorney Justin Nelson is handling civil liability cases — determining whether people …

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Kevin Love launches mental health program for high school students

Kevin Love launches mental health program for high school students

There were more than 320 children in Kevin Love’s 2007 Lake Oswego, Oregon High School graduating class. He estimates the school had about one counselor for every 70 students. The five-time NBA All-Star believes his counselor has supervised too many children to truly understand his depression and anxiety, let alone adequately help him through those …

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Stress levels among women at 10-year high, survey finds

Stress levels among women at 10-year high, survey finds

According to a new report, levels of stress, anxiety, worry, sadness and anger among women around the world have reached their highest level in 10 years. In one of the largest studies of women’s wellbeing, analytics firm Gallup and medical technology company Hologic, Inc. teamed up to survey more than 66,000 women in 122 countries …

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Scientists find different types of obesity, confirming that a high BMI doesn't always signal health risks

Scientists find different types of obesity, confirming that a high BMI doesn’t always signal health risks

Photo credit: RyanJLane – Getty Images “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commissions or revenue on certain articles via the links below.” According to a new study published in Natural metabolismObesity isn’t just a matter of weight for height or body mass index (BMI) – there are actually at least four metabolic body types. The …

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Daily breathing training can work just as well as medication to lower high blood pressure

Daily breathing training can work just as well as medication to lower high blood pressure

The simple act of improving our breathing can significantly reduce high blood pressure at any age. Recent research reveals that just five to 10 minutes a day of exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and certain other muscles will do the trick. SawPro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR hide caption toggle caption SawPro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR The simple act of …

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