• November 17, 2015

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    Dietary Supplements Lead to 20,000 E.R. Visits Yearly

    A large new study by the federal government found that injuries caused by dietary supplements lead to more than 20,000 emergency room visits a year, many involving young adults with cardiovascular problems after taking supplements marketed for weight loss and energy enhanc

  • November 17, 2015

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    Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain?

    As the first semester of the school year reaches the halfway mark, countless college freshmen are becoming aware that their clothes are feeling rather snug.


    While the so-called freshman 15 may be hyperbole, studies confirm that many st

  • November 17, 2015

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    How to Pick a Meditation App

    By now you’ve probably read about how meditation may help you manage anxiety, stress and blood pressure, and help you sleep better, be more creative and improve your relationships. While researchers are still debating many of these claims, a number of apps offer guided m

  • November 17, 2015

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    What Is the Link Between Depression and Heart Disease?

    A person with depression is at higher risk for heart disease, and a person with heart disease is at higher risk for depression.


    The link between the two diseases is complex and not entirely understood. Many of the effects of depression

  • November 17, 2015

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    Assessing the Fitness of Wearable Tech

    Like many people who grew up long before personal computers and cellphones became ubiquitous, I’ve never tried a fitness tracker. I already know I walk about five miles a day, in addition to my daily swim. My weight is stable within a range of two pounds. I prefer to rem

  • November 17, 2015

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    Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Help Your Health

    A doctor friend once told me the best thing I could do for my health was to turn off my cellphone. But that was before smartphone makers began building health and safety features into their phones. Here are five healthful tricks your phone can do.

    (NYTimes.com, by Jennifer Jolly)

  • November 10, 2015

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    How Salad Can Make Us Fat …

    WHEN marketing researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School rigged shopping carts at a major East Coast supermarket with motion-tracking radio-frequency tags, they unwittingly stumbled on a metaphor for our path through the aisles of life.
    Route data from more than 1,000 s

  • November 10, 2015

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    Lifting Weights May Aid the Brain?

    Exercise is good for the brain. We know that. But most studies of exercise and brain health have focused on the effects of running, walking or other aerobic activities.


    Now a new experiment suggests that light resistance training may a

  • November 10, 2015

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    Foot Size Affects Running?

    Running efficiency, like fuel economy in cars, reflects how well your body uses energy at any given speed and can be affected by many traits, including body weight and how it is distributed.


    In general, according to a comprehensive 200

  • November 3, 2015

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    How effective is wearing a stabilizing knee support?

    When you say “effective,” we assume that you’re asking how well a knee support can stabilize a wobbly knee or lessen the pain of an arthritic one. The answer, based on a large body of science, is that nobody really knows.


    “For