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Ski-Mountaineering's Power of Four Race Training, Week 6: It's Go Time

Credit: Sam Bass This Saturday the 25th at 6:00 AM, I’ll start the 2017 Audi Aspen Snowmass Power of Four race at the base of Snowmass Mountain. For Hende and me, it will end, if all goes well, 24 miles ...

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CrossFitters: Here’s How to Crush the Open

Noah Ohlsen, professional CrossFit athlete and 2017 Wodapalooza Champion, didn’t feel ready for his first CrossFit Open in 2012. Still a rookie, he knew he wouldn’t qualify for regionals, but the opportunity to virtually compete alongside CF giants like Rich ...

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Expert calls for shorter radiation use in prostate cancer treatment

Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to Justin Bekelman, MD, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Ethics, and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School ...

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Prostate cancer cells grow with malfunction of cholesterol control in cells

Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team led by researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a cellular process that cancer cells ...

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How Living at High Altitude Is Good for Your Heart

Stroll down Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, and you’ll see a parade of washboard abs and chiseled calves. It’s no wonder this utopia at 5,280 feet has the lowest rate of heart attacks of any U.S. city. But is this ...

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'Achilles' heel' of key anti-cancer protein

Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York have discovered that a protein called Importin-11 protects the anti-cancer protein PTEN from destruction by transporting it into the cell nucleus. The study, “The nuclear transport receptor Importin-11 is a tumor ...

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Taking a high-priced cancer drug with a low-fat meal can cut cost by 75%

Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective — and four times less expensive — as taking the standard dose as recommended: on an empty stomach. The ...

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Ski-Mountaineering's Power of Four Race Training, Week 5: Pro Advice

I’m writing to you from the Eldora Mountain Resort Lodge with a mea culpa: I know I said I’d delve into gear this week, but we’re gonna detour and talk race-tactics instead. I ran into world-class skimo racer Rory Kelly ...

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Exactly How Many Calories Do You Need?

Contrary to years of low-cal marketing, your body actually needs calories to do its job. Calories only become a problem when you’re eating too many too often. Plenty of smartphone apps and websites can decently estimate the calories you need ...

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Why Real Strength Begins With the Core

Credit: Photograph by Karan Kapoor Not so long ago, the nearest a personal trainer would come to talking about the core was telling clients to beef up their six-packs with an ab-numbing series of crunches. Nowadays, if they gave out ...

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