Fitness

Eating certain foods may prevent muscle loss in aging

Recent research suggests eating green tomatoes and apples may be key in avoiding muscle atrophy as people age. University of Iowa scientists discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle loss during aging. They also discovered two natural compounds, one found in apples and one found in green tomatoes, which reduced the activity of this protein, leading to a reduction in ...

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Yoga and meditation can strengthen memory

Meditation and yoga can have far reaching health benefits outside of stress relief and flexibility. A new University of California at Los Angeles study shows the practices can greatly improve memory skills of older adults and lessen the chances of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, concluded three months of yoga and meditation ...

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Many heart failure patients don’t return to work

One year after first-time hospitalization for heart failure, one-third of the patients who survived had not returned to work, according to a Danish study presented recently at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. Nearly 12,000 working adults with heart failure – aged 18 to 60 years – were included in the study, according to ...

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People with clean homes do these three things

While it’s difficult to keep a tidy home with kids, pets and busy schedules, some people seem to excel in this department, while others struggle. “Having a home that is in disarray can cause stress, which can be detrimental to your health,” says Dr. Rian Rowles, a psychiatrist affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. Dr. Rowles ...

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Dormant Butt Syndrome behind muscle pain

A sleepy rear end could be the cause of aches and pains in your knees, hips and back. Recent news articles have been calling attention to Dormant Butt Syndrome, a silly-sounding, but very real condition that can occur as a result of a lack of physical activity and neglecting the glute muscles. “Glute muscles are sometimes overlooked in exercise regimens ...

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ICYMI: Top 5 stories this week

#ICYMI – In Case You Missed It Didn’t have time to open every email this week? We’ve got you covered. Here are five stories catching the attention of health enews readers. 1. Pee problems are more common than you think A sports medicine physician offers advice on how to deal with urinary incontinence and explains who’s most often affected. 2. What’s living ...

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How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person? Or were you ever worried you might say the wrong thing? With depression affecting more than 15 million American adults, or approximately 6.7 percent of the US population over the age of 18, it’s no wonder ...

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Tips for preventing and treating motion sickness

You’re on the move. Feeling dizzy? Fatigued? Nauseous? Motion sickness is a common problem that can make even the simple task of riding in a car, train, plane or boat a stressful event. There are several parts of the body that combine to let the brain know that your body is moving. When one part of the balance-sensing system – ...

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Olympic coach saves four lives

An Olympic coach’s selfless gift will live on well past the 2016 Summer Games. 35-year-old Stefan Henze, a 2004 silver medalist in canoe slalom who became a coach for the sport in which he excelled, was an organ donor. Following his death on August 15, the result of a car crash in Rio, his organs were donated, saving the lives ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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