Misc. Health News

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3/11/2012
Spring Ahead Without Losing Too Much Sleep

Advice from an expert on making the switch to daylight saving time

3/9/2012
Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy Habits

Heart association finds Americans struggle to eat right, exercise and brush their teeth regularly

3/7/2012
Health Tip: Skip TV and Get Active

Here are healthier suggestions

3/5/2012
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

3/3/2012
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise

Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

2/25/2012
Size, Experience Matter on Rugby Field, Study Finds

Players' height, weight and playing time in finals add up to World Cup victories, researchers say

2/24/2012
Desk Jockeys Urged to Take Small Steps to Get Exercise

Expert offers tips for those whose jobs require sitting all day

2/24/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too

Strength training could offer many benefits

2/23/2012
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

A look at potential benefits

2/22/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

2/22/2012
Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds

Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended, but check with your doctor first

2/21/2012
Health Tip: Set Exercise Goals

Here are suggestions for what to do

2/20/2012
Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey

They were more likely to smoke, less likely to exercise vigorously than other women

2/20/2012
Health Tip: How to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

A healthy lifestyle -- including diet and exercise -- is key

2/17/2012
Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

But there's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet, studies show

2/17/2012
Exercise Can Build Young Adults' Bones, Study Finds

Physical activity in your 20s can help prevent osteoporosis later on, researchers say

2/16/2012
Weight Training May Help Parkinson's Patients Retain Function

The regimen seemed to help more than workouts focused on balance, stretching, study found

2/15/2012
Cold Baths May Help Ease Muscle Soreness After Workouts

But researchers caution that little is known about the safety of cold baths

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/13/2012
Exercise a Defense Against Dementia: Study

Odds of dying from brain deterioration were less for physically fit individuals

2/10/2012
Gloves, Padded Headgear Helps Protect Boxers

It's especially important that young boxers wear protective gear, researchers say

2/10/2012
More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knee

And repeat surgery is likely for many younger recipients, researchers predict

2/9/2012
More U.S. Doctors Are Urging Patients to Exercise: CDC

But majority of adults still not told to get active during office visit, report finds

2/8/2012
Short Breaks During Exercise OK for Diabetes Control: Study

But with or without pauses, more benefit achieved in low-oxygen setting, study finds

2/8/2012
Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study

Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

2/8/2012
Playing Sports May Help Keep Kids From Smoking

But the risk of taking up the habit rises if teammates smoke, study finds

2/8/2012
Health Tip: Before You Start an Exercise Program

Review with a doctor your medical history

2/6/2012
Metformin Preferred Drug for Type 2 Diabetes, Experts Say

But, American College of Physicians states diet and exercise changes should start before medication

2/2/2012
Being Fit Before Stroke May Aid Recovery

Patients with higher physical activity levels have better treatment response, study finds

2/2/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Stress Fracture

Take it slow when starting an exercise program

2/1/2012
Science Shows How Massage Eases Sore Muscles

Getting one post-workout can spur cellular processes that cut inflammation and pain

1/28/2012
Winter Doldrums Got You Down? Here's How to Bounce Back

Adding lights, exercise can help people battling seasonal affective disorder, doctor says

1/26/2012
Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds

Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

1/24/2012
Health Tip: Exercise for Healthier Bones

Activities that can help maintain bone health

1/20/2012
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Muscles

And help avoid muscle loss as you age

1/19/2012
Health Tip: Set an Exercise Schedule

To help adhere to your fitness routine

1/15/2012
Heading Soccer Balls Could Injure Brain

Players of all skill levels must use proper techniques, study says

1/13/2012
Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins

Tips include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, elevating legs when resting

1/13/2012
Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

1/13/2012
Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

Shifting from long-term to short-term gains will resonate better, experts say

1/12/2012
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases

Study also projects $30 billion in savings over 25 years from such outreach

1/11/2012
Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest

10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

1/11/2012
Covering Gym Fees Might Be Money Saver for Medicare

Medicare Advantage plans that do so lure healthier members, study suggests

1/11/2012
Mouse Study Give Clues to Why Exercise Is Healthy

Naturally occurring muscle protein has 'clear therapeutic potential,' researcher says

1/11/2012
Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

But getting active during work and leisure hours can lower the odds, study finds

1/9/2012
Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's: Study

Sedentary people with gene variation had more brain changes

1/7/2012
Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Exercise

Expert describes how to protect yourself, even in subzero temperatures

1/4/2012
Family Tips for Getting Fit

Look for ways to stay active together, experts say