Misc. Health News

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12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/6/2005
Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure

Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says

12/3/2005
Watch Out for Winter Injury

Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

12/1/2005
Many Americans Not Active Enough to Reap Health Benefits

Government report says more than half don't reach recommended levels

11/30/2005
New Screens Help Spot Football Injuries

MRI, X-ray are giving doctors a better picture

11/30/2005
Health Tip: Wear a Helmet

On the field or bike path, it can prevent serious injury

11/28/2005
Health Tip: Be Careful Shoveling Snow

It can be dangerous for some people

11/27/2005
Skiing is Peak Time for Altitude Sickness

Expert offers tips on reducing the risk

11/27/2005
Practice 'Safe Stress' Over the Holidays

Reduce the emotional and physical tolls of the season

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Mouth

Athletes, make sure your mouthguard fits

11/17/2005
Daily Walk Puts Heart a Step Ahead

Just 30 minutes a day can spur healthy changes, study finds

11/16/2005
Diet Drug Works Best With Healthy Eating, Exercise

Meridia study found weight loss doubled if patients also changed lifestyles

11/14/2005
Health Tip: Don't Lag Behind

Tips to reduce jet lag

11/12/2005
Heart Disease, Diabetes Are Preventable

Better habits could prevent 80% of heart disease, 90% of type 2 diabetes, expert says

11/11/2005
Exercise and Nutrition: The Real Fountains of Youth

They can reduce your risk of problems like heart disease and dementia, experts say

11/6/2005
Workouts Can Lighten Heavy Hearts

Exercise may equal medication in easing depression, experts say

11/4/2005
Which Diet Is Best? The One That Works for You

Weight-loss plans should be paired with success strategies, experts say

11/4/2005
Health Tip: Stretch Your Back

It's a great way to avoid injury

11/3/2005
Hockey Body Checks Not So Hazardous

Rough contact causes only small fraction of injuries in young players, study finds

10/28/2005
For Joe Montana, Managing High Blood Pressure Is a Family Affair

Healthy lifestyle, proper meds and family support can control this dangerous disease

10/28/2005
Moderate Exercise Helps With Knee Osteoarthritis

MRI scans found those who did showed improvements in joints

10/25/2005
10/21/2005
10/21/2005
Younger Retirees Face Higher Death Rate

Experts note health problems might explain trend

10/20/2005
Walk a Dog, Lose Weight

Study found those who walked one for a year lost average of 14 pounds

10/18/2005
Health Tip: Diet Sensibly

How you burn energy is key

10/15/2005
Expert Tips Make Raking Up Safer

It's a prime cause of back injury

10/10/2005
Even Moderate Exercise Boosts Heart Health

People don't need to run marathons to see big changes, study finds

10/10/2005
Researchers Question Value of CRP Test

High levels of protein tend to occur only with other cardiovascular risk factors, study says

10/4/2005
Lifestyle Changes Could Save Millions

Additional 2% decrease in chronic disease deaths adds up to 36 million lives saved worldwide over next decade, experts say

10/4/2005
Exercise Eases Digestion Problems in the Obese

Coupled with healthy diet, it reduces stomach pain and diarrhea, study says

9/30/2005
The Lowdown on Bad Cholesterol

Experts see gains in ever-decreasing levels, with even 'normal' people benefiting from statins

9/28/2005
Health Tip: Athletes Can Avoid Skin Infections

Contact sports can increase risk

9/22/2005
Caregivers in Unsafe Areas at Risk for Poor Blood Sugar Control

Stress, plus lack of exercise may contribute, researchers say

9/20/2005
Exercise May Keep You Keen

Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

9/20/2005
Staying Fit May Fight Joint Pain

Elderly runners felt better despite a higher rate of fractures, study found

9/14/2005
Couch Potatoes Threatened by 'Visceral' Fat

This type of fat lying around organs is especially unhealthy, experts warn

9/11/2005
Housework Helps Sweep Hypertension Away

Daily clean-ups encourage clean bill of health, study finds

8/31/2005
8/29/2005
Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk

Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

8/28/2005
Exercise: The Right Stuff for Moms-to-Be

But check with your doctor to determine the best workout, experts advise

8/27/2005
When Muscles Are Sore, Stay Cool

Use cold compress first, then apply the heat, experts say

8/26/2005
Youth Is No Shield Against Sport Injuries

As more kids play competitive sports, care must be taken to ensure safety, experts say

8/26/2005
8/22/2005
Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts

If you're sick, they'll do you no good

8/19/2005
Graffiti, Litter May Help Spur Obesity

And cleaner, greener environments get people exercising, study suggests

8/17/2005
Obesity Runs in the Family

Home environment a strong predictor of childhood overweight, study finds

8/17/2005
Walk to School Gets Kids Moving

It boosted exercise rates throughout the day, study found

8/12/2005
Healthy Diet, Exercise Fight Prostate Cancer

Study is first to show lifestyle changes battle malignancy