General Health

Center for Advancing Health Announces Two New Awards to Honor Jessie Gruman

The Board of Trustees of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH) is pleased to announce ...

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Women With Partner, Baby Gain More Weight Than Single Women

Young women with a weight problem often say the weight started creeping up when they ...

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Most High School Students Are Sleep Deprived

Only about 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school ...

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Parents Can Help Overweight Kids With Body Image

When parents maintain a healthy body image and weight-control strategies, overweight adolescent children tend to ...

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Employment and Insurance: No Guarantee for Better Health

Having health insurance does not mean workers will take advantage of immunizations, cancer screenings and ...

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Older Americans Watch More TV, But Enjoy It Less

If you suspect your parent or upstairs neighbor would get more out of life if ...

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Dorms With Dining Halls Might Add to Freshman Weight Gain

If college students gain weight during their first year in school, it might have a ...

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Hooked on Headphones? Personal Listening Devices Can Harm Hearing

Personal listening devices like iPods have become increasingly popular among young — and not-so-young — ...

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Instruments Can Assist Birth, But With Risks to Mother, Child

Forceps might be a better instrument than a vacuum cup for assisting a successful birth, ...

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School Vending Machine Choices Affect Overall Diet for Children

Vending machines in public schools influence the diets of school children and can affect overall ...

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Kids Who Are Sick Have Fewer Friends, Study Finds

A new study reveals that sick teens are more isolated than other kids, but they ...

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Depressed Smokers Less Likely to Stay Tobacco Free

Depressed smokers want to quit the nicotine habit just as much as non-depressed smokers, but ...

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Heat Injury Rates on the Rise

Outdoor exercise and physical activity increase the risk for heat-related injuries, including dangerous heat stroke. ...

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Teens Get More Ear Infections When Someone Smokes at Home

Family members who smoke are more apt to feel it is OK to smoke indoors ...

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Limiting Salt Lowers Blood Pressure and Health Risks in Diabetes

For patients living with diabetes, reducing the amount of salt in their daily diet is ...

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Ginseng Might Boost Brain Power, but Evidence Is Weak

Many people believe that the popular herb ginseng can improve thinking ability and prevent or ...

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Stem Cell Treatment Is Effective for Certain Cases of Acute Leukemia

Some adults and children with acute leukemia could benefit from certain transplants of blood stem ...

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Dialysis Center Choice Makes Difference in Death Risk

If you need dialysis for advanced kidney disease, where you get it could make a ...

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“White-Noise” Therapy Alone Not Enough to Curb Tinnitus

Tinnitus — what many think of as “ringing in the ears” — is the perception ...

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When Mental Health Meds Are Out of Reach, Hospitalization More Likely

Too often, mental health patients have problems accessing or paying for their prescription drugs under ...

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Treating Women’s Depression Might Help Them Lose Weight

For many women coping with obesity and depression, new research finds that improving your mood ...

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Popping a Pill Can Help Some Alcoholics Curb Drinking

A little-used medication can help treat alcoholism, an updated review of studies confirms. At any ...

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Multiple Sclerosis More Linked to Depression in Minorities

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause significant physical impairment, including fatigue, pain, muscle spasms, tremors and ...

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Infants Not Exempt From Obesity Epidemic

Most people understand that children are part of the obesity epidemic. However, a revealing new ...

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Tongue Piercing: Infection More Likely With Metal Jewelry

A stud or ring in their tongue might be an essential fashion accessory for many ...

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Parents Want to Talk Sex With Teens, But Fear Advice Falls on Deaf Ears

Kids learn a great deal about sexuality from friends and from the media, but parents ...

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Most Seniors Don’t Get Shingles Vaccination, CDC Finds

Although a vaccine to prevent shingles has been available since 2006, less than 7 percent ...

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Are You Medically Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Imagine having to evacuate your home quickly as 60 mph winds shatter your windows, water ...

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After Games, 40 Percent of Sports Fans Have Booze on Board

Eight percent of fans who agreed to be tested after attending professional football and baseball ...

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Mechanical Versus Manual CPR—Too Close to Call

Pushing on the chest to simulate the heart’s rhythmic pumping action is an essential part ...

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Fitness

Why Fitness Trackers Should Measure Your Breath Rate

If you could design the wearable tech of your dreams for endurance training and performance, ...

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How Athletes Train Their Minds for the Olympics 

During the women’s downhill race on Wednesday, Bode Miller, who has been an NBC color ...

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The U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Gold Is a Huge Deal

Early this morning, in the women’s skate team sprint, Team USA’s Jessie Diggins dove across ...

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How to Use Caffeine on Race Day

Team USA is on the ground in Pyeongchang, South Korea, primed and ready to compete ...

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6 Questions to Ask Your Physical Therapist

No one wants to look for a physical therapist, but as an athlete, chances are ...

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Shalane Flanagan on How to Achieve Peak Performance

You’ve probably heard the expression that timing is everything. Sometimes broader context and other events—often ...

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If Running Had a Mikaela Shiffrin

Last week, the London Marathon announced its elite athlete fields. Once again, the English capital did ...

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Elite Athletes Have Some Strange Eating Habits

Athletes are often told to stay away from simple sugars—like the kind found in white ...

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Relax, We’re Nowhere Near the End of World Records

In 1906, a Harvard professor named Arthur E. Kennelly, an electrical engineer who’d previously worked ...

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5 Cold Weather Trail Running Essentials

We asked five pros about their essential winter kit to make riding in frigid temps ...

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