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  • One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

    One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

    MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report. Just one hour a week of brisk physical activity “is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their

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  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

    Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

    (HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging. Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says. The council encourages elderly people to: Find a balance and exercise program. Speak with a health care provider.

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  • Ancestry Matters When Seeking Matched Bone Marrow Donors

    Ancestry Matters When Seeking Matched Bone Marrow Donors

    WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The chances of finding an unrelated bone marrow donor are higher for U.S. patients of European descent than for those of non-European descent, a new study finds. A bone marrow transplant can sometimes help people with life-threatening blood cancers by replacing the patient’s cells with healthy ones from

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  • Tone Your Upper Arms With These Effective Bicep Curls

    Tone Your Upper Arms With These Effective Bicep Curls

    TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Toned biceps not only give your upper body a sleek look, but they’re also vital for improving the upper body strength needed for daily living. The Single Biceps Curl is a simple classic and the perfect first exercise for strength training these muscles. You can start with a

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  • Be Prepared to Take FAST Action If You Suspect a Stroke

    Be Prepared to Take FAST Action If You Suspect a Stroke

    WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Would you be able to recognize if you or someone close to you were having a stroke? A stroke is a 911 medical emergency and every second counts for survival. To help you recognize the signs of stroke, the National Stroke Association wants you to remember F-A-S-T, or

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  • Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

    Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

    TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting is a leading cause of disease-related health loss in the United States, a new study says.

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  • An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

    An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

    THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Take a nap, researchers suggest. “Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes,” said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece. For each hour

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  • An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

    An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

    TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sweating it out on a treadmill is great, especially when the weather is bad. You might even be motivated by watching exciting vistas on an interactive panel. But to keep a walking or running routine from becoming stale, kick it up a notch by taking your workout outside.

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  • Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

    Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

    MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting older can be a lonely business, and a new survey shows that health problems only make matters worse. The online poll of more than 2,000 adults, aged 50 to 80, revealed that one in four said they feel isolated from other people at least some of the

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  • Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

    Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

    FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While genetics, such as carrying BRCA gene mutations, play a role in who is more likely to get breast cancer, everyday lifestyle factors are involved, too. Research published in JAMA Oncology used data from thousands of women to identify which lifestyle factors in particular could affect a woman’s

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