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The Frontiers of Medicine

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While it has undoubtedly been a tough year for everyone, those in the healthcare sector have felt the pressure more than most. A relentless pandemic rages on, and Oklahoma’s best and brightest work tirelessly to keep us safe. We explore the ins and outs of COVID-19 and its effects on healthcare workers. We also cover advancements in cancer care, telemedicine and orthopedics, and give a general overview on lifelong health.

Preventive Maintenance

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Like a motor vehicle, train or an airplane, your body must undergo preparation and maintenance before any fitness journey begins, be it a simple, twice-a-week gym routine or grueling, long-term training for a marathon. Proper warmups, hydration and nutrition are all part of any pre-workout plan. “I like to compare it to a car,” says John Jackson, a trainer at Tulsa’s...

On Your Feet … Get Moving

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Unless you still have youthful exuberance, you likely experience creaking, groaning joints while extricating yourself from a lengthily occupied chair or couch. This happens to everyone at some point, but, when sedentary periods become extended, it’s time to consider the sobering effects on the body. Jimmy Robinson, director of physical therapy with Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedic Institute in Oklahoma City,...

Find Your Floating Zen

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It defies gravity and may seem like training for Cirque du Soleil, but aerial yoga combines the tenants of Pilates and acrobatics to help participants achieve poses they never thought possible. Aerial yoga began in New York City in 2007. Aerial yoga, similar to traditional yoga, has a few bonuses: deeper stretching; strengthening oft-unused muscles; and relaxing into the compression...

Exercise Jargon

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Anaerobic … plyometrics … heart-rate zones … HIIT. Whether you’re a fitness junkie or an exercise newbie, it’s important to keep up with fitness terms – not only to look savvy at the gym but to have options for getting fit. This isn’t as difficult as it might sound because two experts in the exercise field clarify the specialized terminology. Rebekah...

An Ounce of Prevention

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Natural Remedies Many people, possibly more than ever before, seek natural remedies before opening their medicine cabinets. Here are some everyday items in the grocery aisle that can support your health and withstand illnesses. Turmeric Used historically as a seasoning and medicinal herb, turmeric possesses the compound curcumin, a polyphenol that gives the spice its yellow color. As its main active ingredient,...