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Nov 16,2007
A sleep study has found one more good reason for parents to tuck their children in bed for a good night's rest: childhood obesity. In the study, researchers at the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development followed nearly 800 students in grades three through six. They found that elementary school children who got 9.25 hours of sleep per night had an obesity rate of 12.5 percent. But those who slept fewer than ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
The moves: Performing a single leg squat to touch a low object. Works on: Leg strength and flexibility. Balance.   LEG STRENGTH - To help increase leg strength and flexibility while working on improved balance, firefighter Jeff Akens performs a slow squat on one leg as he attempts to touch an object with the opposite hand. CNS Photo by Michael Franklin. Level: Advanced. Precautions: Like any balance activity, use a prop or take any other reasonable precaution ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
Portland - As if severely overweight people didn’t already have enough health concerns, experts are raising another red flag – the possibility that some of their prescription medications, especially antibiotics, may not be prescribed at the appropriate dosage and could be ineffective. Because most adult antibiotics are produced in a “one size fits all” dosage and some doctors are not attuned to this issue, the societal trend towards severe obesity is resulting in more individuals ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem that affects many women. They can be painful and cause serious illness, especially if the infection spreads to the kidneys.  UTIs usually occur when bacteria that live on the skin near the rectum or in the vagina enter the urinary tract. The urinary tract consists of four parts:  the kidneys which produce urine; the ureters which take urine from the kidneys to the bladder; the bladder, where ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
At first, Kathe Dunn attributed her daughter's exaggerated and sometimes bizarre behavior to "being a very sensitive and imaginative kid," says the 54-year-old San Diego woman.   ADOLESCENT HEALTH - Anita Fisher says schizophrenia turned her son Pharoh Degree (in photo) into 'somebody I didn't even know.' He is in Salinas Valley State Prison's psychiatric program in California. CNS Photo by Nancee E. Lewis. "When she was younger, Danny (Danielle) would come home and say that people ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
Gymnasiums are almost universally considered to be excellent places to improve our health. But working out at public fitness centers can pose a danger many of us fail to bear in mind. The shared equipment and surfaces found in public gyms and fitness centers can act as breeding grounds for the kinds of bacteria that cause skin infections, warns Dr. Kent Aftergut of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery. "Physical activity is only one part ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
Are you a "cyberchondriac"? If you have ever typed in a disease or condition into a search box on the Internet, you qualify.   A SITE FOR SORE … - Many people turn to medical Web sites for health information and advice. CNS Illustration by Jacie Landeros. But don't take offense. According to survey-takers at the Harris Poll, a "cyberchondriac" is simply anyone who uses the Web to obtain health-related information. Whether you've got a sore throat, ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
The moves: Performing a bridge maneuver while the back is supported on a ball with the feet moving.   ON A ROLL - Using a stability ball to strengthen core muscles, firefighter Piper Denlinger moves from sitting upright to a horizontal position, with head and upper back on the ball and trunk rigid. CNS Photo by Nadia Scott Borowski. Works on: Abdominal strength and control, hip, glutes and hamstring strength. Setup: Choose a ball the proper height; ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
  Emotional health are major parts of your life. Fulfillment in your emotional health can contribute to leading a satisfying and successful life. Here are some tips on dealing with your emotions: healthy mind, relationships, emotions, self-realization, balanced life, adversity ...  [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
It turns out that for people with asthma, being absent from work and school is a control issue. Those people with asthma who work to control their ailment are more likely to have better attendance at work or school than those whose symptoms are not well managed. Those are the findings of a study presented Oct. 23 in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. The study surveyed by telephone ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
The moves: Performing pronation and supination of the forearm with resistance.   BE FLEXIBLE - To strengthen and increase flexibility of the forearm muscles, firefighter Jay Albrandt moves a hammer (or any weighted object) from side to side while keeping his elbow stationary. CNS Photo by Nadia Borowski Scott. Works on: Strength and flexibility of the intrinsic muscles of the forearm. Set up: Sit with your right side toward a table or bench. Rest the entire forearm ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease in which obstruction to airflow interferes with normal breathing. The major cause of COPD is cigarette smoking.  [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
Learning to ride a bicycle is a childhood rite of passage that leaves many a youngster with fond memories - if not permanent scars on their elbows and knees. Now a study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital concludes that bicycle-related injuries to young riders in the United States could be a more significant public health concern than previously recognized. The combined cost in hospital stays for young ... [full story]
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