Misc. Health News

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3/2/2009
Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says

But experts warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee

3/2/2009
Health Tip: Protect Your Muscles

Conditions that raise your risk for strain and injury

2/21/2009
Walking Program May Relieve Peripheral Artery Pain

Distance improved and pain fell for participants, study finds

2/20/2009
Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Young Athletes

Risk is similar to that of being killed by lightning, study finds

2/13/2009
Winter's Cold, Summer's Heat Take a Toll

Activity level drops among women at certain times of year, study finds

2/13/2009
Exercise Boosts Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women

Study finds even without weight loss, general health, functioning improve

2/10/2009
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

2/7/2009
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

2/4/2009
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery

Workouts counter functional decline, could ward off osteoarthritis, study says

2/4/2009
High Resting Heart Rate Spells Trouble for Women

Study finds it raises risk of heart attack, while expert notes exercise best antidote

2/3/2009
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.

Few people with neck, back pain are prescribed physical activity, survey finds

2/2/2009
Quick Orthopedic Repair Can Save Young Shoulders

Arthroscopic surgery for athletes greatly reduces risk of recurring injury, study says

1/30/2009
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision

Study finds youngsters who are parked indoors more likely to develop myopia

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/30/2009
Seniors Who Exercise Help Their Health

In study, aerobics, resistance training lowered risk of insulin resistance, improved motor function

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/27/2009
Hormone-Boosting Drug May Help Treat Frailty

Older adults who took capromorelin had boost in lean body mass

1/26/2009
HS Sports Shoulder Injuries More Likely in Boys

Player-to-player contact in competition behind almost 60% of cases, study finds

1/26/2009
Recess Makes for Better Students

Study finds getting enough of it each day helps kids perform better in classroom

1/24/2009
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins

Women can take steps to control pain and appearance of varicose veins, expert says

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/20/2009
Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

Older patients were more affected, study found

1/20/2009
Health Tip: Nutrition for Athletic Performance

If you're training for a big event, be sure to eat and drink right

1/19/2009
Low-Cost Strategies to Maintain Health in Hard Times

Staying fit doesn't have to break the bank, experts say

1/18/2009
Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009

Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges

1/15/2009
Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries

Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease

1/15/2009
Health Tip: Oh, Those Aching Muscles

Suggestions to soothe the soreness

1/14/2009
1/13/2009
Diet, Exercise Cut Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

1/7/2009
More 'Screen Time' Linked to Poor Fitness in Girls

But teenage boys don't seem to be as susceptible, study suggests

1/6/2009
Employer-Sponsored Workouts Boost Workers' Health

Study at Home Depot saw big increase in employees working out

1/4/2009
Winter Workouts Are Cool

Tips on having fun, staying fit in the snowy season

1/1/2009
Health Tip: Log Your Exercise

Suggestions for keeping an activity journal

12/30/2008
America Losing the Fight With Type 2 Diabetes

Yet simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference

12/30/2008
Rising Blood Sugar May Harm the Aging Brain

And exercise might help offset the effect, study suggests

12/28/2008
Put Your Best Foot Forward Next Year

Resolutions to get fit can mean more podiatric pain, experts warn

12/26/2008
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

U.K. researchers say findings may lead to more effective ways to control weight

12/25/2008
Tips to Ease an Aching Back

Holidays or any day, bad mechanics can lead to pain and stiffness

12/24/2008
Health Tip: Exercising If You Have Rosacea

Suggestions to prevent a flare-up

12/23/2008
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis

Women who did weight-bearing sports such as swimming had greater bone density in menopause

12/22/2008
Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart

Large study finds increased risk of heart failure

12/21/2008
Eating Strategies for Healthier Holiday Parties

Easy-to-follow tips can take the guilt, and the calories, out of the equation

12/19/2008
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes

Brisk walking, limiting TV seems to benefit this high-risk group

12/19/2008
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength

Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

12/18/2008
'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

12/17/2008
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk

Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

12/15/2008
Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior

Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%