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The Chronic Back Pain Epidemic

Oska Wellness Blog – 6.19.19 (6.17.19)

Over 100 million American adults have some form of chronic pain. This makes chronic pain more common than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Within that number, chronic back pain is the most common, with approximately 80 percent of Americans experiencing back problems at some point in their lives. Back pain is also the leading cause of disability worldwide (Mayo Clinic). However, because chronic pain is not fatal, it does not get the public attention it greatly deserves.

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Meet David Feinberg, head of Google Health

Google Blog – 6.19.19 (6.17.19)

Dr. David Feinberg has spent his entire career caring for people’s health and wellbeing. And after years in the healthcare system, he now leads Google Health, which brings together groups from across Google and Alphabet that are using AI, product expertise and hardware to take on big healthcare challenges. We sat down with David to hear more about his pre-Google life, what he’s learned as a “Noogler” (new Googler), and what’s next for Google Health.

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The Power of Napping: Is It Healthy?

Withings Blog – 6.18.19 (6.17.19)

From Spanish siestas to nap pods, the workplace trend that’s smashing the snooze ceiling in New York City, napping seems to be having a bit of a moment, not least because there are a ton of new studies suggesting that the benefits of napping could be significant. We explore the science behind the humble nap, and try to work out once and for all whether a quick trip to dreamworld is really the wellness salve it’s cracked up to be.

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10 Hearing Tips Helped Musician Reconnect With Music

Cochlear Blog – 6.17.19

Music is everywhere in the world. It enriches our lives and accompanies our rituals – from birthdays to weddings and beyond.

But for many cochlear implant recipients, whether you’re trying to experience music for the first time or reconnecting with it, enjoying music can often require time and effort.

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Your New Challenge: Exercise For 10 Minutes Every Day

Fitbit Blog – 6.15.19 (6.12.19)

When most people plan out their exercise for the week, they schedule in their trips to the gym and stop there. But what if, instead of doing nothing the other days, you vowed to squeeze in at least 10 minutes of dedicated movement? And yes, we’re talking every single day. No exceptions.

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