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Diabetes Mellitus. The data is startling, and it’s getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S., or 8.3 percent of the population. It’s the seventh leading cause of...
Americans are becoming increasingly overweight or obese, exercising less, and eating unhealthy foods, according to the recently released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The results show that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterCan you think of six little words that would make you change your life? A Salem man says that's all it took to wake him up. As of today he's lost 200 pounds and the cloud of depression that suffocated his life. These days you'll likely find Rick...
Tags: Weight, Health, Physical Conditions
The majority of American women who are of childbearing age are either overweight or obese. This can affect how much they can afford to gain during pregnancy. The Institute of Medicine recently updated its recommendations. There is now a new weight...
Reuters* Few students get recommended daily hour of exercise * 44 percent of schools cut exercise for more reading, math By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. schools need to boost efforts to get students moving, and make gym class as critical...
I am a retired physical-education teacher who worked with students from kindergarten through eighth grade. A majority of my students could not do one pull-up. I tried to be creative and make exercising fun, for which I had a fair amount of success. I am...
OK, so I'm no Margaret Mead, but it seems to me that if one of humanity's oldest inclinations is to throw raw meat onto a fire, then its second oldest has to be to throw it first into a marinade. With grilling season upon us, our grills are calling...
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More physical education in kindergarten through fifth grade means less chance of obesity, especially for boys, researchers say. The study provides some of the first evidence of a causal effect between gym and childhood obesity. It is to be published...
Have you lifted weights today? Odds are, the answer is no. A new report on Americans’ health vices says failure to do strength-training exercises is far more common than the more obvious bad behaviors of smoking, heavy drinking, being a couch potato...
Endocrinologist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberHaving a baby brings feelings of joy and excitement—but complications can occur for both mother and child if diabetes is present or develops. Some women may develop gestational diabetes, when excess sugars from digested foods build up in the...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has confirmed that removing the tonsils and adenoids of children with obstructive sleep apnea can reduce sleepiness and improve the quality of life, but putting off the surgery might not hurt either. The study is...
Hospital charges This is in response to the extensive article on the variations of same-procedure charges ("An acute gap in prices at hospitals; U.S. list offers look at billing disparities for same procedure," Page 1, May 9). Not only the variation is...
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