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Blacks Suffer Because of Shortage of Organ Donors

Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself "healthier than all get out." So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.

He scheduled a physical with his doctor as soon as possible, including blood work, EKG, and x-ray.

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How to Curb Distraction During Family Time: No Cell Phone Day

Five Tips for Enriching Bonds from Musical Maestro Delfeayo Marsalis

If you're like jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis family from New Orleans, you appreciate the "old-school" ways of doing things.

For Marsalis, that means doing without automated music created and played at the push of a button, cooking without a microwave and not being too quick to replace a lost cell phone.

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Chronic Pain and Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives

Physician Offers Four Natural Ways to End the Pain

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin has soared by 300 percent. For many – 17,000 people per year, or 46 each day – the treatment is worse than the pain; those are the number of users who die from the medicine, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

For every person who dies from the use of painkillers, 30 more are admitted to emergency rooms due to complications.

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Stress Management for MIT Students

MIT: Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation

What Are The Short-Term Effects Of Stress On My Body?

  • When you are feeling stressed, whether the stress is caused by a p-set, a fight with a friend, or a lion chasing you across the plains, your body responds the same by signaling the fight or flight response. Your body releases cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine which result in the following effects on your body:
    • Your heart rate and stroke volume increase, sending oxygen and glucose-rich blood to the major muscles in your arms and legs. Simultaneously, your capillaries close increasing your blood pressure so you can sustain a surface wound without bleeding to death. Your eyes dilate so your vision improves.

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