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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

...se residents to increase fluid intake and decrease physical activity. "Citizens with air-conditioning are urged to check on elderly relatives, friends or neighbors and take them in as guests." "Health Department inspectors visit nursing homes and personal care homes to check for excessive temperatur...

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

... the conditions for this seem to be changingas the physical requirements for occupations on average seem to be decliningin the emerging 'information' age." Another variable is whether the U.S. economy could continue to provide enoughjobs. An increase in the retirement age from 65 to 70 would imply a needfor ...

Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty

...ospital admissions;they can't work or exercise and physical exertion of any kind causes crushingchest pain," Lowe said. "They are a tragic and unhappy groupof patients because they are so incapacitated and in the past we could dovery little for them." Angina occurs when the heart's demand for oxygen-ri...

Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives

...spital admissions, they can't work or exercise and physical exertion ofany kind causes crushing heart pain (angina). They are a tragic and unhappygroup of patients because they are so incapacitated and we can do very littlefor them." Duke and 12 other U.S. medical centers are conducting clinical tri...

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

...w it works," says Hem, professor of industrial and physical pharmacy. "The most popular theory was that it remained in the muscle for months while the body produced antibodies in response to the antigens carried on its surface." The study raises new questions about the mechanism by which aluminum hydroxide wo...

Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease

...her and child. Together, these factors promote the physical andemotional growth and development of the infant. Long known to be true, too, is that breast-fed babies experience fewerand less serious incidences of disease and allergy than formula-fed babies.Gastrointestinal, respiratory, and middle-ear ...

Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer

...eive themselves as more vulnerableto emotional and physical distress than other women in the general populatio...en,they reported that their general well-being and physical health were not as highas reported by mothers who did not have children with cancer. "There ...

Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50

...scope than those tumors that were detected through physical exams," Dr.Bradley said. Mammography can detect tumors in the breast which are too small to feel,Dr. Bradley said, which makes it an effective method for detecting breast cancerearly. Dr. Bradley also said that the treatment results f...

Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security

...istribution of resources bysub-populations and the physical environment" and their as-yet unknown impacts. In ...pdemic disease,catastrophes and the decline of the physical environment. Respondents believeddifferences in life span by gender, income level, educational level...

Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life

...n, PhD, of Rockefeller University, identifieseight physical indicators in the body - from blood pressure to co...ficantly more likely to showdeclines in mental and physical functioning. The best antidote to break the cycle, McEwen says, is the simplest:exercise. "Of all ...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity

...term TMS or drug therapy,combined with practice or physical therapy, may be able to change braincircuitry as well as strengthen connections. While these results are promising, much more research is needed beforethese strategies will be ready for clinical use. In most cases, researchersstill need to l...

American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"

...te that few physicians counseled patientsabout how physical activity, diet and weight reduction can help reduc...cipating physicians counseled their patients about physical activity; 22.8counseled their patients about diet and 10.4 percent counseled their patientsabout wei...

Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities

...ilver screendistort the real lives of persons with physical impairments or mental illness,according to a new O...avioral, psychiatric, sensory, mental retardation, physical --were identified. From 1927 to 1939, only one award, or 2.6 percent of the total,po...

X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

...gical advances,theresearchers use a combination of physical and computer models of childrento measure doses fr...s. With a block-shaped head and body, the physical model of a 1-year-oldchild looks like a rough-hewn doll. But what counts is what it's made outof: a ...

Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds

...don't think most parents realize how little actual physical activitytheir children get at school nowadays," Ha...faculty, were Dr. Robert G. McMurray, professor of physical education; Dr. Shrikant Bangdiwala, research associate professor of biostatistics; Dr. Amy Levine, a...

National Health Study Launched On The Internet

...ve an automaticon-the-spot analysis of their diet, physical activity, and weight. They will bere-contacted ev...ate overrecommendations on the desirable levels of physical activity. Williams alsolaunched a companion study, the National Walkers' Health Study, which curren...

Effects Of Physical Activity On Preterm Birth

...tivity alone. These studies have generally ignored physical activityassociated with daily life, such as stair ...ked about physicalactivity related to three areas: physical activity of daily life, whether athome or work; leisure-time activity, strenuous as well as sedentar...

UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over

...s to support the play of infants and toddlers with physical and developmental disabilities. New York State is ...us of which is to facilitate play for infants with physical disabilities, is being replicated at two other sites in New York State. For David Bender, the seed ...

Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems

...e, safety and sideeffects through patient reports, physical exams and blood tests. The drug wasconvenient to take just once a day and did not affect liver function. Only 12percent of those who took it left the study because of nausea, diarrhea or otherside effects. "This metrifonate study shows that t...

Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates

...ealth behaviors such as smoking, drinking, lack of physical activity, and being overweight account for only a ... factors---cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and weight. Lantz and her colleagues examined the impact of education, income and these he...

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