Mon Mar 19 2018

Category: Exercise / Fitness

Obesity Under 40 May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the Future

Posted in Cancer, Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness

Pancreatic cancer is the nation's fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. Difficult to diagnose, it is most often discovered in its late stages, making it particularly lethal. But new research shows that maintaining a healthy weight, beginning at a young age, is a huge step towards preventing the illness

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High Fitness Level May Offset the Impact of Large Size on NFL Players’ Heart Disease Risk

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Heart Health, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety

More than four million children between the ages of six and 17 play tackle, touch or flag football, and certainly more than of a few of them harbor aspirations of someday wearing an NFL uniform.  But as the size of professional football players has increased over the past 20 years, so has concern that this [&hellip

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Cross-Training Is Good for Young Athletes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Women's Health

I am a big fan of cross training.  Cross training is actually an excellent way to view sports.  You can go from one sport to another and do what you can to try to anticipate problems in one sport and try to improve them through efforts in another.  The other thing that's very important for [&hellip

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Mediterranean Diet Is Linked to Health Benefits

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Health Conditions, Mental Health, Women's Health

Following the Mediterranean diet could be linked to health benefits.  Sticking to a Mediterranean diet, that's olive oil, grains, fruits, veggies, fish, and lean meats, is linked to a reduced risk for many illnesses including heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's.  That's according to a new review.  Researchers examined 12 studies that included a total of [&hellip

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Weight Linked to Age of First Heart Attack in Women

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Health Conditions, Women's Health

A study of nearly 1,000 heart attack patients focused on women finds that the heavier the patients were, the younger they were when they suffered their first heart attack.  Compared to normal weight patients, those in the overweight category were 3.5 years younger when they suffered their heart attacks.  Those in the obese category were [&hellip

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Healthy School Lunches

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pharmacy, Women's Health

A follow-up look at the University of Minnesota study which found that school lunches don't decline when healthier meals are served has been reproduced.  In other words, if kids are given healthy choices, they seem to respond to accept the option.  So, maybe getting school children to eat healthy foods isn't as hopeless a struggle as [&hellip

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Statistics on Childhood Obesity

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pharmacy, Women's Health

We have talked about the problem of childhood obesity on many occasions, but there are number available which clearly show the depth of the problem.  The statistics show that 13.9% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 are obese.  This number increases to 18.6% of children 6 to 11.  To give you an idea [&hellip

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Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Fatty Liver

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

The problem is called fatty liver.  We are seeing it more and more in people who are overweight.  Fatty liver has always been linked to alcohol abuse, but obesity is now a definite risk.  The problem with fatty liver is just what is says; fat deposited in the liver.  It can have profound health consequences [&hellip

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Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Teen Health

Dr. Brian McDonough interviews Mike Manning, Co-Founder of the All Star Baseball Academy on overuse injuries in young athletes

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Steroid Use by Young Athletes

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety, Teen Health

Dr. Brian McDonough and Co-Founder of the All Star Baseball Academy, Mike Manning, discuss steroid use amoung young athletes

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