Posts Tagged ‘health’

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Pack-a-Day Smokers Declining

In health on March 20, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: , ,

Fewer U.S. adults aresmoking, and those who do smoke are on average smoking less, according to a new study in theJournal of the American Medical Association. Read More »

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Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use

In health on March 20, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: , ,

Young women are more likely to use birth control if their partners are in favor of it, new study findings suggest. Read More »

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Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them

In health on March 18, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: , , ,

Simply measuring how fast older people walk may provide a glimpse into how many years they have left.
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How Crash Diets, Like the Master Cleanse, Harm Your Health and Heart

In health on March 17, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: ,

Linda Bacon, PhD, dreads swimsuit season, but not because she has anything against the beach. Instead, the California-based nutritionist fears what the season brings: scores of otherwise health-conscious citizens who subject themselves to deprivation diets (like the Master Cleanse) or intense exercise regimens, often in blazing hot weather, to look slimmer in revealing clothes. Many unwittingly end up harming their health—and possibly even their hearts.

“Early June and January are the two times of year people do crazy, desperate things to get thin fast,” says Bacon, a nutrition professor at the City College of San Francisco and the author ofHealth at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight. “They go on fasts, yo-yo diets, detox programs, and ‘cleanses’ without realizing that there are serious consequences to weight loss and nutrient restriction.”
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The Key to Eating in Moderation: Know When Enough Is Enough

In health on March 17, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: ,

Two weekends ago, my friends Monica and Chandra visited me for a few days in Boston. Our big plan for the weekend was to run a 10-mile road race together. Read More »

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One mom’s extreme search for healthy living

In health on March 16, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: ,

One of the most profound  byproducts of a serious health challenge can be a patient’s need to seize control over some aspects of his or her life, hoping those changes may affect the outcome of illness. Today, in the first of three parts, writer, cancer survivor and mother of two young children,  Amanda Enayati reflects on her newfound vigilance – some might say obsession – with achieving a healthier lifestyle for herself and her family. Read More »

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Get Some Sleep: Getting good rest helps you stay well

In health on March 16, 2011 by quriasw Tagged: ,

Karen considered herself a normal, healthy, 30-something-year-old woman, but she had noticed that in the past two years or so she was always getting sick: colds, flues, sinus infections, GI bugs. “I never use to get sick, but now it seems like every other week, I am coming down with something.” Read More »