Misc. Health News

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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

5/12/2006
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

3/20/2006
Work Trumps Exercise for Many Hispanics

Many get all their physical activity in the home or on the job, study finds

3/13/2006
Running Alone May Offer Diminished Rewards

Study with rats shows less benefit to the brain

3/9/2006
Blood Pressure Dropping Globally

Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

3/5/2006
Safer Neighborhoods Are Fitter Neighborhoods

Fear of crime curbs healthy physical activity, study finds

3/4/2006
Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga

Overweight teens shed an average six pounds over 12 weeks, researchers say

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Lifting Weights Keeps Overweight at Bay

Middle-aged women can benefit from just two sessions per week, study shows

3/3/2006
Health Tip: Promote a Healthy School

You can make a difference

3/2/2006
Rx for Weight Loss

Doctors use novel approaches to help patients shed excess pounds

2/24/2006
Gene Test Could Spot Athletes' Cardiac Risk

A cluster of mutations may predict a dangerous arrhythmia, researchers say

2/24/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Who Exercise

Here's how to prevent injury

2/20/2006
Health Tip: Exercise Is Good for You

Even if you're elderly

2/17/2006
Exercise May Not Shield Women from Colorectal Cancer

Study finds no link, but more research could still show a benefit, experts say

2/14/2006
Poverty Lowers Cardiac Stress Test Results

Experts say poor diet and lack of access to fitness facilities to blame

2/11/2006
Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun

Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

2/10/2006
Exercise Goes to the Dogs

Canine friends get humans up and walking more often, study finds

2/8/2006
Program Gets Teens Off the Couch

Doctor-guided initiative increased exercise rates and improved diet

2/8/2006
Even Olympians Get Exercise-Induced Asthma

It's a common condition that shouldn't stop anyone from being active, experts say

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/5/2006
The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season

Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/18/2006
America's Young Adults Less Healthy Than Teens

Rates for smoking, obesity and other ills rise steeply after high school, study finds

1/17/2006
Java Before the Gym? Think Again

Caffeine slows down heart blood flow during exercise, study finds

1/12/2006
Key Sugar Sweetens Athletic Performance

Dextrose-rich diet boosted female rowers' times, study found

1/11/2006
Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks

In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

1/3/2006
Walking Slows Progression of Peripheral Artery Disease

Doing it three times a week fights decreased blood flow in legs, study finds

1/3/2006
Cheerleading Injuries on the Increase

Youthful cheerleaders, mostly girls, getting hurt as sport turns serious

1/1/2006
Seniors Can Beat Injury This Winter

Hazards do rise, but a few easy steps can keep elderly safe this season

12/30/2005
Healthy Aging: The 60s -- A New Beginning

It's never too late to improve your health habits, experts advise