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Effectiveness of an Unsupervised Online Yoga Program on Pain and Function in People with Knee Osteoarthritis
In a study involving 212 adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, an unsupervised online yoga program delivered via prerecorded videos over 12 weeks netted improved physical function vs. the control group. At 12 weeks, knee stiffness, quality of life, and arthritis self-efficacy improved more with yoga than the control intervention. Benefits were not maintained at 24 weeks. Adverse events were minor.
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Risk for Shoulder Conditions After Vaccination: A Population-Based Study Using Real-World Data
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Family Medicine/General Practice March 29th 2022