Misc. Health News

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9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/13/2011
Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Heart Failure

Watching your weight, not smoking, exercising and eating your veggies top the list

9/13/2011
Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients

Working out the small muscles helps boost oxygen flow, exercise capacity, study shows

9/12/2011
9/6/2011
Routine Chores Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay

Study found seniors who expended most energy on daily duties less likely to have mental declines

9/6/2011
Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes

Study finds risk can be reduced up to 80 percent, researchers say

9/2/2011
Can't Find Time to Exercise? Schedule It, Experts Say

Fitness goals, and health benefits they bring, seem to remain elusive for many Americans

9/2/2011
To Get Up and Get Moving, Joining a Gym Might Help

Classes, coaches, tracking and more can keep people on track, fitness expert says

9/1/2011
Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life

How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

8/31/2011
Billie Jean King Says Exercise Your Best Shot Against Arthritis

Try tennis or any activity you love to keep joints moving, she urges in new campaign

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Prepare for Exercise

Suggestions for getting started

8/26/2011
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First

In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

8/26/2011
Jogging Beats Weight Lifting for Losing Belly Fat: Study

Compared with resistance training, aerobic exercise burns 67% more calories, research shows

8/25/2011
Realistic Activity Goals Seem to Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

8/23/2011
Health Tip: Exercise to Help Your Heart and Lungs

Aerobic exercises include walking, swimming, running, biking and hiking

8/22/2011
Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery

Study finds post-op survival rises for those in committed relationships

8/22/2011
8/18/2011
Healthy Behaviors Will Help You Live Longer: CDC

Don't smoke, eat healthy meals, exercise regularly and limit alcohol, researchers say

8/16/2011
A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk

Even 15 minutes a day seems to increase life expectancy, researchers say

8/16/2011
Too Much TV May Take Years Off Your Life

The reason, experts say, might be that people eat more, move less when in front of the tube

8/13/2011
Heat Safety Precautions May Save Student Athletes

As practice resumes, players need to defend themselves from the elements

8/12/2011
Many Arthritis Patients May Not Be Exercising Enough

More than half of women, 40% of men were deemed 'couch potatoes' by researchers

8/12/2011
Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

8/10/2011
Personal Feedback May Aid Fitness Progress

Researchers show that daily reinforcement helps adults stick to their exercise goals

8/10/2011
Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

Those who lifted weights regularly were twice as likely to kick the habit, researchers found

8/9/2011
Regular Exercise Helps Keep Leg Arteries Clear

Those who are active throughout their life at lower risk for peripheral arterial disease: study

8/5/2011
NASCAR Pit Crews Need Strength, Stamina, Too

It's not just the drivers who need athletic ability to be good at what they do, study finds

8/5/2011
With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function

In study, exercise's biggest psychological boost came from improved health and ability, not attractiveness

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

8/3/2011
Health Tip: Skate Safely

In-line skating suggestions

8/2/2011
Regular Exercise Boosts the Brain, Too

Physical activity helps the brain develop and stay sharp, research shows

8/2/2011
Post-Heart Attack Exercise May Depend on Where You Live

Poor areas often lack places for survivors to be active, study finds

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/31/2011
Pro Golfers Reveal 'Biomechanical Differences' in Swing

Findings may help thwart injuries, enable amateurs to improve, researchers say

7/28/2011
Building Muscle May Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study Says

Any effort to get fit is laudable, expert notes

7/27/2011
Menopause Does Not Boost Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Exercise and weight control can cut the odds for older women even further, researchers say

7/25/2011
Teen Athletes at Greater Risk for Osteoarthritis: Study

Those playing high-intensity sports more than 10 times as likely to have impaired hip function

7/23/2011
Summer Heat Holds Potential Danger for Young Athletes

Keeping kids hydrated is most important safety measure, doctor advises

7/23/2011
Common Swimming Injuries Often Avoidable

Overuse a frequent cause of shoulder pain in competitive swimmers, expert says

7/22/2011
Medieval Armor Drained Soldier's Energy, Study Finds

Heavy steel body armor interfered with soldiers' ability to breathe during battle, researchers say

7/22/2011
Extreme Heat Calls for Smarter Workouts

Expert shares tips for exercising safely during heat wave

7/20/2011
High-Tech Football Helmets Gauge Force of Collision

Researchers use data to better understand impact injuries

7/19/2011
More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp

Even if you start late in life, physical activity can help preserve mental ability, study finds

7/19/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's

Study says that even a 25% drop in factors like obesity, smoking could cut 500,000 U.S. cases

7/19/2011
Health Tip: Get Kids Moving

Ways to encourage physical activity

7/15/2011
Rigorous Exercise May Boost Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

Bariatric patients can improve physical fitness with regular workouts, study finds

7/15/2011
The Cycling Stud Who Shed His Couch Potato Skin

Writer, who once flirted with type 2 diabetes, completes grueling two-day, 200-mile marathon

7/14/2011
Health Tip: Benefitting From Cross-Training

Here's why it may be good for you

7/13/2011
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test

Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

7/12/2011
Physical Activity Levels Linked to Employment Status

Men's and women's exercise levels affected differently by being unemployed, study finds