Emily Lunardo

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

Email: el@belmarrahealth.com

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Personalized physical therapy can improve lower back pain

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 07:00 AM
Personalized physical therapy can improve lower back pain

Research from the University of Eastern Finland has shown that personalized physical therapy regimens tailored to the patient can improve symptoms of lower back pain better than generalized physical therapy can. The majority of patients suffering from lower back pain… Read More

Stem cells from fat may be useful to prevent aging

By: Emily Lunardo | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:30 AM
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Stem cells collected from human fat have been found to be more stable than others and may be useful in anti-aging treatments, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. These cells… Read More

Placebo and valium treat acute lower back pain equally

By: Emily Lunardo | Monday, February 20, 2017 - 07:30 AM
Placebo and valium treat acute lower back pain equally

New research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Health System has shown that when it comes to treating new-onset acute lower back pain, a placebo works just as well as diazepam (Valium). This conclusion was reached after emergency room… Read More

Nostalgia may help smokers quit

By: Emily Lunardo | Monday, February 20, 2017 - 07:00 AM
Nostalgia help smokers quit

Anti-smoking public service announcements that utilize fear and guilt to convince smokers to quit may be less effective than softer, nostalgia-based announcements, according to a new study from Michigan State University. The use of nostalgia-evoking imagery and content is often… Read More

Married couples are less stressed: Research

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 02:00 PM
Married couples are less stressed Research

A new study from Carnegie Mellon University has found that marital status can affect your stress level. Cortisol, the stress hormone, was measured in participants of various marital statuses, and it was found that those who were currently married had… Read More

Diabetes linked to DNA: Study

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 05:30 AM
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Researchers have found a link between certain variations in DNA and the development of type 2 diabetes that may explain why some individuals get the disease while those with similar lifestyles do not. A team of scientists has published their… Read More

Gaps in osteoporosis treatment uncovered

By: Emily Lunardo | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:00 AM
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Osteoporosis is a bone disease that commonly affects post-menopausal women, and with the rising number of elderly, cases of osteoporosis are on the rise. It can lead to devastating fractures and disability for seniors, which not only negatively impact their… Read More

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