Misc. Health News

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7/20/2006
Kids Need More Exercise to Stave Off Future Heart Trouble

Guidelines recommending 1 hour per day should be revised upward, experts say

7/19/2006
Gene Variant Ups Type 2 Diabetes Risk

But lifestyle changes, such as exercise, counteract effects of this gene, study suggests

7/19/2006
Exercise Works Wonders in Middle Age

Study finds big heart benefits for folks 40 and older

7/14/2006
Exercise Eases Chemotherapy Side Effects

It also boosts daily function, researchers say

7/11/2006
Any Level of Physical Activity Helps Prolong Life

Going to the gym or running errands, it's all heart-healthy, study finds

7/11/2006
Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Women's Stroke Risk

Large, 10-year study shows big benefit to exercise and healthy diet

7/5/2006
Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD

About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

6/25/2006
A Run on the Beach Can Bring Misery

Soft sand is no friend to joints, experts warn

6/24/2006
Starting Exercise Means a Medical 'Tune-Up' First

See your doctor before embarking on any new summer regimen, experts advise

6/23/2006
Heart Differences May Explain Young Athletes' Deaths Despite CPR

Experts say underlying structural problems are probably to blame

6/21/2006
Many Pedometers Can't Keep the Pace

Three out of four were far from accurate, study found

6/20/2006
Cherry Juice May Ease Muscle Pain

Exercise-induced injuries may respond to antioxidants in the juice, researchers say

6/19/2006
New Type 2 Diabetes Cases Have Doubled in 30 Years

Obesity is to blame and consequences could overwhelm U.S. health-care system, experts say

6/19/2006
New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet

This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

6/17/2006
From Hoops to Oops...

... Basketball tops list of injury-producing sports

6/12/2006
Try the No-Sweat Solution to Better Health

Even moderate physical activity brings big rewards, experts say

6/6/2006
Heart Patients Need More Fitness Follow-Up

Women are in worse physical shape than expected, study finds

6/4/2006
Avoid Oral Antibiotics for 'Swimmer's Ear'

New guidelines stress use of medicated ear drops instead

6/2/2006
Enlarged Heart Not Always a Sign of Trouble

Type of stress determines how the heart reacts, researchers report

5/29/2006
Scaling Everest, Beating Diabetes

Will Cross is first diabetic American to stand on top of the world

5/23/2006
Poverty Increases Teens' Risk of Overweight

Sweetened beverages, inactivity and skipping breakfast cited as major factors

5/22/2006
First Signs of Dementia May Be Physical

Problems with balance, strength might portend Alzheimer's, study suggests

5/21/2006
In-School Program Helps Kids Keep Obesity at Bay

Effort boosted daily exercise for fourth- and fifth-graders

5/19/2006
A Good Coach Stresses Safety First

Proper equipment, conditioning should be part of the ground rules, experts say

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/15/2006
U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines

Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

5/15/2006
Walking Test Helps Predict Lifespan

Elderly who quickly walk a quarter-mile live healthier, longer, study shows

5/14/2006
It's Not Your Daughter's Health Club Anymore

The 55-plus crowd is the fastest-growing segment of gym members in the United States

5/14/2006
Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise

It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

5/12/2006
Sports Drink Can Be Tough on Teeth

The energizing beverages are harmful to enamel, dentists say

5/5/2006
Gardening: Why Getting Down and Dirty Feels So Good

It's a great source of exercise, not to mention nutrition, experts say

4/29/2006
Be Wary of Warm Weather Sports

Have fun, but stay cool and hydrated, experts advise

4/27/2006
Health Tip: Rotator Cuff Tear

Shoulder pain and reduced mobility are most common symptoms

4/26/2006
Free Guidebooks Make for Heart-Healthy Reading

Experts at U.S. National Institutes of Health offer exercise, diet tips

4/23/2006
Helping Kids Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

What parents and schools can do to 'tip the scale' in the right direction

4/20/2006
Health Tip: Begin an Exercise Program

Start slowly, and you're more likely to stick with it

4/12/2006
Soccer Scores a Goal for Bone Health

Similar 'high-impact' sports help girls' skeletons grow strong, experts say

4/10/2006
Health Tip: Rollerblading Safety

Wear protective gear, and take some lessons

4/6/2006
Too Much Weight Ups Alzheimer's Risk

It can triple the threat of the brain disease, study suggests

4/4/2006
Diabetes Care Still Lagging in U.S.

Report shows some improvement, but it's far from enough

4/4/2006
Belly Fat May Bring Labored Breathing

Women with high amounts of this fat breathed less easily during exercise

4/4/2006
Americans Getting Even Fatter

Big weight gains noted among men, children since 2000, studies find

4/4/2006
Fit Teens May Be Safer Teens

Physical activity helps ward off bad behaviors, study shows

4/3/2006
Multiple Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure

Measures include counseling on nutrition and exercise, study reports

4/2/2006
Score a Point for Kids' Sports Safety

Spring is perfect time to brush up on injury prevention

3/27/2006
Weight Training Benefits Breast-Cancer Survivors

Besides physical benefits, the women reported better quality of life, study found

3/24/2006
ACL Tears Bring Women Long-Term Bone Loss

Study found persistent deficits years after surgery

3/23/2006
Preparation Brings Better Hip Replacement Outcomes

Medical exams, physical conditioning can help, studies show

3/21/2006
Exercise No Threat to a Woman's Heart

But excess weight and sedentary lifestyle are, studies find