Misc. Health News

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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

12/29/2005
Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!

Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

12/28/2005
Healthy Aging: The 40s -- Middle-Aged, Mega-Stressed

Simple steps can help you cope with everyday anxiety

12/27/2005
Digestive Woes May Keep the Overweight From Exercising

And that could undermine weight-loss efforts, study finds

12/26/2005
Healthy Aging: The 20s -- Building a Firm Foundation

Proper diet and lots of exercise can help promote better health in your later years

12/26/2005
Party Hearty, Then Ease It Down

Some tips for holiday weight control

12/20/2005
One-Third of U.S. Teens Out of Shape

Finding may have long-term implications for cardiovascular health

12/15/2005
12/13/2005
High Insulin Levels Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Study of male smokers saw twofold risk increase for those with highest levels

12/12/2005
Health Tip: For Higher Energy, Take a Deep Breath

Breathing techniques actually increase your productivity

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

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