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Depression Is Common, but TreatableOne in five women and one in nine men will have depression symptoms at some point in their lives. Typical symptoms include feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in things they once enjoyed, withdrawal from s...
Resting Heart Rate Predicts Heart ProblemsA recent study of nearly 130,000 postmenopausal women found a resting heart rate of 76 beats per minute or higher increased risk of heart attack and death. There is also a link between resting pulse and he...
Sitting May Be Hazardous to Your HealthWe sit while eating in the morning, in our cars going to work and most of the day at work or school. We sit coming home in the car at night, and sit in the evening watching TV, playing computer games or surfi...
Exercise Lowers Risk for Breast CancerBreast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer for women, with about 182,000 cases each year and over 40,000 deaths annually. A new study suggests it may be possible to prevent up to half of these death...
Healthy Choices Reduce Red Meat to Live Longer
When researchers studied half a million people for 10 years to find out what effect eating red meat had on a person's life span, they learned the more red meat a person ate, the higher the risk of an early death.In the Archives of Internal Medicin...
Does 'Core Strength' Matter?Core muscles—the muscles in the abdomen, lower back and pelvis—stabilize the spine and hips. When these muscles are weak, you are at increased risk for back problems, poor balance and physical fatigue. Core strength tra...
Live the Mediterranean WayPeople in countries around the Mediterranean Sea live longer on average and suffer less chronic disease, such as heart disease or cancer, than people living in the United States. They are much more physically active than ...
When You Golf, Walk the CourseGolfers may attain health benefits, including healthier hearts, lower cholesterol and reduced stress, when they walk the course instead of using a cart. Every round you play, you walk 2 to 5 miles, and burn around 500...
Lower Heart Attack RiskWhether you're healthy or at risk for heart disease, the advice to protect your heart is the same:Be physically active on most days of the week.Maintain a healthy weight.Eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet, including omega-...
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