Sequestration: When cuts could cost lives

Much drama and politicking led up to the March 1 deadline to avert mandatory spending cuts required by sequestration. D. Craig Brater, dean of the IU School of Medicine, recently wrote this opinion piece describing the substantial impact the cuts could have on medical research in Indiana. He writes: Last year, the IU School of […]

Athletes: When NSAIDs are a no-no

It’s tempting, with the many aches and pains that seem to go hand-in-hand with my recreational activities, to pop some ibuprofen before a run to minimize anticipated soreness. I see lots of other runners faster than me doing it — and I need all the help I can get — so why not? Surprisingly, the […]

More yoga therapy research findings

A reader posted a comment to a yoga blog post in June to say she’d “like to see how yoga in chairs works.” Here’s a picture. I had written about promising research involving the use of yoga as part of rehabilitation following stroke. More findings from the study were published recently in the journal Stroke. […]

Not your sisters’ yoga

Researchers at Indiana University and the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis have been studying the feasibility of using yoga as part of rehabilitation following a stroke. The results are promising. Arlene Schmid, lead investigator of the VA-funded study, says the yoga will look unlike anything practitioners see in studios or other classes. The positions are […]