Misc. Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/4/2007
Fitness, Not Fatness, Predicts a Longer Life

People in good shape tend to outlive folks who aren't, study finds

11/30/2007
Health Tip: The Road to a Healthy Heart

Some easy ways to keep fit

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/26/2007
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong

NASA study shows that short, intense bouts help maintain strength

11/25/2007
Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

Traveling or just under stress, holiday period is perfect time to lighten your load

11/21/2007
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say

A new program counters idea that seniors are by nature sedentary

11/20/2007
Health Tip: Buying Athletic Shoes

Make sure they're comfortable

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/15/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

11/14/2007
A Full and Long Life, Despite Diabetes

It's all about attitude, say seniors first diagnosed in childhood

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/7/2007
Regular Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

It stimulates tissue repair better than drugs, study finds

11/7/2007
Health Tip: People With Cancer Can Exercise

But check with a doctor first

11/6/2007
Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients

They performed no better with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, researchers say

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Diet, Lifestyle Changes Cut Some Infertility Risk

Food, exercise choices may lower risk by almost 80% for those with ovulatory disorders, study suggests

10/31/2007
Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Report says exercise and diet can lower chances of malignancies

10/31/2007
Health Tip: Stick to Your Exercise Program

Make it part of your routine

10/30/2007
Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

It's linked to obesity, which then triggers hypertension, study suggests

10/26/2007
Exercise Helps Overweight Youngsters Learn

It boosts the mind and the body, study shows

10/26/2007
Some Female Athletes Risking Weaker Bones

Swimmers, divers, runners have poorer bone density, research shows

10/25/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Doing Everyday Chores

Easy ways to get more exercise

10/24/2007
Experts Sound Off on Workout Grunting

Some gym members object, but these noises may boost fitness

10/23/2007
Physical Therapy Shortens ICU Stay

Respiratory patients left hospital about 3 days sooner, study found

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/19/2007
U.S. Schools Getting Better at Boosting Kids' Health

But more is needed to improve nutrition and physical activity, report says

10/18/2007
Pre-Workout Stretching Won't Prevent Sore Muscles

New review of the evidence shows no link

10/17/2007
Oral Thermometers Can't Assess Exercise Heat Stroke

Use a rectal thermometer instead, experts urge

10/17/2007
Water Workouts Work for Arthritis Patients

Sessions relieve pain and help improve daily function, researchers say

10/11/2007
Pricey Running Shoes Not Worth It: Study

Expensive or not, sneakers performed equally in high-tech tests

10/5/2007
Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too

They help ward off osteoarthritis, study suggests

9/25/2007
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity

Studies find it's tougher than ever for youngsters to stay healthy

9/24/2007
Take Care of Your Heart Before and After Problems

Healthy blood pressure and weight can help avoid heart failure; rehab can aid recovery

9/17/2007
Aerobic, Weight Training Combo Best Against Diabetes

Exercise is always good, but combining two approaches brings better results, study finds

9/9/2007
International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness

Fluid buildup in lungs can be deadly for skiers, mountain climbers, regardless of fitness

9/7/2007
1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma

Condition arises even in those with no asthma history, study finds

9/6/2007
Workouts a Boon for Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise, yoga improve quality of life, even chemotherapy compliance, studies find

8/31/2007
Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing

Pig study shows blocking 2 proteins could mean less invasive treatment of meniscus damage

8/27/2007
Obesity Rate in U.S. Still Climbing

New findings show no state posted a decline in adult rates last year

8/24/2007
Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk

Each condition encourages the other, study finds

8/16/2007
Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention

Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

8/15/2007
Mt. Everest Deadlier for Older Climbers

Experience won't always compensate for flagging stamina, study suggests

8/14/2007
Short Bouts of Exercise Pay Off

3 half-hour walks per week shed pounds, lowered blood pressure, study found

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/10/2007
Moderate Exercise Might Be Healthier Than Intense Workouts

Just a 30-minute daily walk can help stave off diabetes, heart trouble, study finds

8/3/2007
Diet and Fitness: A Proven Path to Heart Health

Lifestyle changes can slash your risk for cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes

7/30/2007
Exercise Plus Coffee May Ward Off Skin Cancer

Findings come from mouse study, however, and sunscreen is still key, experts say

7/27/2007
Young Type 1 Diabetics Benefit From Exercise

Frequency of regular physical activity was key factor in healthy blood levels, study finds

7/27/2007
Cancer Society's Virtual 'Relay for Life' Begins Friday

'Second Life' fund-raiser mirrors real-world relay race, organizers say