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August 20, 2019

Research brief: High fat foods can increase CBD absorption into the body

A University of Minnesota study, published in Epilepsia, examined whether eating high-fat foods after taking CBD increased the body’s absorption of CBD. The study tested whether fasting or a high fat meal has an effect when cannabidiol oral capsules were taken by patients.

IASP’s proposed new definition of pain released for comment

Proposed New Definition of Pain: An aversive sensory and emotional experience typically caused by, or resembling that caused by, actual or potential tissue injury.

Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke

Stroke survivors who completed group-based aerobic exercise programs similar in design and duration to cardiac rehabilitation programs significantly improved their aerobic endurance and walking ability.
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PODCAST Episode 4: Insurers Signal Change in Massage Therapy Coverage

Many patients utilize workplace benefits to pay or partially pay for their massage therapy care. Insurers agree, there are benefits to receiving massage therapy, but are concerned benefits are short-term, lower cost alternatives for the same outcomes are available, and question the exploitive business practices of some practitioners. Insurers are signalling that change is coming, and stakeholders in the massage therapy profession should double-down on efforts to improve relations, ensure accountability and demonstrate efficacy. » Learn more

RMTA 2019 Conference and AGM

Date: September 13-19, 2019
Location: Edmonton
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Date: October 7, 2019
Location: Red Deer
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American Massage Therapy Association 2019 National Convention

Date: October 24, 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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