All posts by ariannawmd

  • Diet or Exercise — or Both?

    MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 There’s no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once? Northwestern University...

    • Posted January 21, 2019
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  • A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

    You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There’s also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving...

    • Posted January 21, 2019
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  • Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

    No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows. For example, 51 percent of parents said they give their child an...

    • Posted January 21, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Simple CPR

    (HealthDay News) — Doing CPR on someone in cardiac arrest can double the chances of survival, the American Heart Association says. The AARP recommends these steps for administering CPR: Do not wait. A person’s chances for survival...

    • Posted January 21, 2019
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  • Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

    (HealthDay News) — The amount of sleep a child needs varies at different ages, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While different kids of the same age may require different amounts, there are science-based guidelines of suggested...

    • Posted January 21, 2019
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  • Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

    Boosting athletes’ neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is among several recommendations from researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., who...

    • Posted January 20, 2019
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  • Protecting Seniors From Scammers

    It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and...

    • Posted January 18, 2019
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  • Ditch Your Leisure To-Do List

    If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have an explanation: You’re probably overplanning. With so many demands on your time, precise scheduling...

    • Posted January 18, 2019
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  • Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones

    Poor blood sugar control puts people with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for fragility fractures, a new study shows. A fragility fracture is a broken bone caused by a fall from standing height or less. For...

    • Posted January 18, 2019
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  • Many Oncologists in the Dark About LGBTQ Health Needs

    Most cancer specialists are comfortable treating LGBTQ patients, but many aren’t confident in their knowledge about these patients’ specific health needs, a new survey finds. “Cancer care within the LGBTQ community is a largely ignored public health...

    • Posted January 18, 2019
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