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  • December 22, 2015

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    Exercise May Aid Brain’s ‘Rewiring’

    Moderate levels of exercise may increase the brain’s flexibility and improve learning, a new study suggests.


  • December 22, 2015

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    Why Some People Sweat a Lot More Than Others

    You’re trucking along on the treadmill and as you reach for a towel to wipe off the perspiration on your forehead, you can’t help but notice the guy to the right who’s sweating so much. It looks like he jumped in a river. Why is it that some people sweat like crazy and some are barely glisteni

  • December 22, 2015

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    Blood Pressure. The Numbers.

    Q: What is the significance of elevated diastolic blood pressure if the systolic is normal?


    A: Both elevated systolic blood pressure (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number), together or alone, increase the risk for cardiovas

  • December 22, 2015

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    Are Avocados Good for You?

    Avocados are high in fiber and rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, among them the antioxidant vitamins C and E; vitamin K, which appears to preserve bone health in older people; potassium, which m

  • December 8, 2015

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    Ned Overend on High-Intensity Training for Masters

    I turned 59 in 2014, and I have maintained a high level of fitness since I first began endurance racing in the late 1970s. Training with an emphasis on high-intensity intervals has been my preferred method of preparing for events throughout my career, which includes racing mountain bikes, road bikes

  • December 8, 2015

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    Do Cranberries Offer Health Benefits?

    Cranberry juice is a popular folk remedy for staving off urinary tract infections and the berries contain chemical compounds with potentially powerful antibacterial properties. But clinical trials that have tested cranberry products have yielded mixed results, possibly bec

  • December 8, 2015

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    Running with Osteoporosis??

    Q: Is running or jogging good or bad for people with mild osteoporis? A: “Like so many things in medicine, there is no easy yes or no answer” to that question, said Dr. Bjoern Buehring, an assistant professor of medicine and director of the Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program at the Universit

  • 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