Health and Fitness 2010

15 Stories • Available November 2010
Acai

Acai

The acai (ah-sigh-EE') -- it's today's new "superfood." Given the claims -- fast and effortless weight loss, reduced wrinkles, bolstered immune system, enhanced sexual desire -- it's small wonder

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Offbeat Fitness

Offbeat Fitness

You know that exercise is the cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, as well as a cheerier outlook because of all those happy hormones a good workout creates, but how motivated

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Debunking The Myth

Debunking The Myth

Swine flu is putting a huge dent in school attendance records and keeping people home from work. Those who haven't gotten the H1N1 virus yet are doing whatever they can to avoid being the next vict

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Start 'em Young

Start 'em Young

The numbers are alarming. The number of overweight children who are 6 to 11 years old has more than doubled in the past 20 years, going from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 17 percent in 2006, and the numbe

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Eating Right (and Cheaply)

Eating Right (and Cheaply)

The economy has taken a toll on many families across the country. Layoffs are everywhere, so many people are scared for security and want to cut back on costs -- all while getting good, nutritious

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Preventing Cancer

Preventing Cancer

Despite decades of research, the origins of cancer remain a mystery. Advancements in treatments have increased the survival rates for many forms of cancer, but what causes cancer in the first place

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Screening For Cancer

Screening For Cancer

Researchers continue to work on finding exactly what causes cancer, but we know that genetics and lifestyle are major factors. We can't control the genes that our parents pass down to us, but we ca

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Jogging

Jogging

Exercise can be hard, and it takes time out of the day. Is leisurely exercise, with real benefits, even possible? It is with jogging. The American College of Sports Medicine's position statement o

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is when a person is more than 20 percent overweight, and there are increased health risks associated with the condition. Once considered a mere aesthetic situation, doctors are realizing th

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Statins

Statins

If ever a type of medication could be called miracle drugs, statins fit the bill. These cholesterol-lowering powerhouses lower total cholesterol and LDL levels, which, in at-risk patients, signific

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Picking the right health insurance plan is confusing. What should you look for? And where do you begin? Paying for insurance is a gamble; if you are fortunate enough never to have had serious healt

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Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking

Smoking is a hard habit to break. Many people who try to quit try several times before they're successful. "I smoked for about 10 years prior to quitting, although I tried quitting maybe five time

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Lifting Weights

Lifting Weights

It can be easy to be intimidated at the gym. You want to start weight training, and all you can think about are the bodybuilders with incredible amounts of muscle who currently are using the machin

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Dangerous Chemical In Plastics

Dangerous Chemical In Plastics

New research is linking a growing number of health concerns to bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogenlike chemical found in a variety of common plastic products. Familiar items containing BPA include wat

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Multivitamins

Multivitamins

Most of us are aware that taking certain vitamins is a good idea, but the varieties we see on pharmacy and food store shelves might leave us wondering what to buy -- and when to use it. Moreover, a

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