Misc. Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/14/2004
Immigrants to U.S. Assimilating Obesity

Study finds big weight gains the longer they're here

12/14/2004
Holiday Feasts Don't Have to Fatten You Up

Exercise and moderate portions can battle weight gain

12/13/2004
Study: Blacks More Fat, Less Fit Than Whites

Differences more pronounced in men, researchers say

12/7/2004
Health Tip: Exercise While You Work

How to stay fit at the office

12/6/2004
Health Tip: The Importance of Stretching

It can prevent injury during exercise

12/4/2004
Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter

Safety advice on getting through cold months safe and sound

12/3/2004
Health Tip: Buying Athletic Shoes

Take your time, and do it right

11/30/2004
Simple Steps in Youth Boost Bones in Old Age

Diet, exercise and a little sunlight can keep canes, walkers at bay

11/25/2004
It's Never Too Early to Teach Kids the Activity Habit

Parents should instill love of movement beginning in infancy, experts say

11/25/2004
Health Tip: Starting an Exercise Program

Check with your doctor first

11/22/2004
System That Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging

Studies find it influences mental function, how body responds to exercise

11/19/2004
Health Tip: Buying Exercise Equipment

Be wary of misleading advertising

11/18/2004
Running Revolution Started as Evolution

Early humans hoofed it not for fun, but for survival

11/17/2004
Birth Control Pills May Cut Risk of Knee Injuries

Study finds they improve stability of joints

11/17/2004
Health Tip: Make Time for Exercise

It's not as hard as you'd think

11/15/2004
Teens With Asthma Feel Isolated

They feel self-conscious, left out of activities

11/12/2004
Exercise Cuts Death Risk Later in Life

Study finds 35% less chance of dying in next 8 years

11/10/2004
Program Gets Kids to Be More Active

Intervention got them playing soccer, swimming instead of watching TV

11/10/2004
Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds

Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

11/8/2004
Heart Health Tied to Social, Psychological Factors

Studies find several factors outside the body

10/31/2004
Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Expert advice on achieving sound slumber

10/25/2004
Exercise Might Protect Against Parkinson's Disease

Protects brain cells against damage, researchers say

10/23/2004
Ease Your Edema

Tips to soothe feet, ankles that swell by end of the day

10/15/2004
Family History a Factor in Women's Urinary Incontinence

Incidence higher if mother or sister has the problem

10/14/2004
Surgeon General Warns of Bone Break Epidemic

Half of those over 50 to be at osteoporosis risk if nothing's done

10/13/2004
Health Tip: Need Exercise?

Do some yard work

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/6/2004
Health Tip: Get Moving!

The many benefits of exercise

10/1/2004
Health Tip: Try Spinning

An indoor bike ride

9/30/2004
Major Assault Sought on Childhood Obesity

Reversing problem will require multi-tiered attack, report urges

9/27/2004
Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men

But some experts question its worth

9/27/2004
Sprawling Communities Can Be a Health Hazard

They discourage exercise, contributing to chronic medical problems

9/25/2004
Rake Without Ache

Experts offer some safety tips on how to avoid pain or injury

9/24/2004
Studies Find Stretching Has Its Limits

Benefit seen when done routinely, not just before exercise

9/22/2004
Asthma Can Prove Fatal for Young Athletes

Kids with the disease need to take precautions on and off the playing field

9/21/2004
Even Elderly Benefit From Mediterranean Diet

That and a healthy lifestyle raise life expectancy, study says

9/21/2004
Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain

New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

9/21/2004
Health Tip: Using a Pedometer

A step toward better health

9/19/2004
Work Out That Joint Pain

Advice on when to stop exercising

9/17/2004
Young People Practicing Unhealthy Habits

They show greatest increase in smoking, obesity and poor eating, study says

9/15/2004
Weight Management 101

College freshmen can pack on unwanted pounds, the so-called 'freshman 15'

9/14/2004
Exercise Can Keep Heart Failure in Check

It keeps the muscle from growing stiff, research finds

9/14/2004
Exercise May Beat Breast Cancer in the Long Run

Walking, running: any exercise lowers recurrence risk, experts say

9/13/2004
Upbeat Outlook Offsets Effects of Aging

Positive emotions improve physical, functional health of older adults

9/11/2004
Does Stretching Prevent Injury?

Experts debate merits of this fitness mantra

9/10/2004
Upping the Ante to Lower Cholesterol

New national goals seek to cut risk of heart attack and stroke

9/10/2004
Young Black Girls Face High Risk of Obesity

Too much TV and lack of activity increase chances of weight problems, study says

9/9/2004
It's Never Too Late to Shape Up

Older marathon runners improving their times more than younger runners

9/8/2004
Phys Ed Could Help Young Girls Get in Shape

An added hour of gym weekly could cut number of overweight kids, study finds

9/7/2004
Studies Add to 'Fat-but-Fit' Debate for Women

Diabetes risk for obesity, heart problems for inactivity