Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even after they’re cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players’ batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.
“Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-free and cleared by MLB [Major League Baseball] protocol to return to […]

Don’t Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When you’re planning your holiday get-away, don’t forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports — such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.
Outdoor explorers may fail to take altitude into account when visiting high-altitude recreation areas, which puts them at risk of developing fatigue […]

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents need to take an active role in protecting their children from sports concussions, an expert warns.
Parents must make sure sports-playing teens have the right protective gear and undergo standard, Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic […]

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson’s Risk

November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.
“We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease,” study author Karin Wirdefeldt, of the Karolinska […]

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic patients, one expert said.
“For many years we have been under the impression […]

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients’ Frame of Mind

November 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don’t provide the same benefit, according to a new study.
Hopelessness in heart patients increases the risk of worsening heart disease and death, possibly because those feelings may keep folks from […]

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

November 15, 2014

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.
The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy […]

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

November 14, 2014

Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to Be Part of Thanksgiving

November 14, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don’t get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.
A good place to start? “Remind yourself how it feels to overeat,” […]

Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

November 10, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only one in two young American adults with high blood pressure gets advice from a doctor on lifestyle changes, a new study finds.
Lifestyle changes are critical to helping young adults control their blood pressure, and they cover areas such as exercise, weight loss and healthy eating, the researchers […]



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